A warm and family welcome

Passionate hosts!

Cottages by the lake of Aydat in Auvergne !

Anne-Sophie and Thierry Follet welcome you in  !their mountain cottages in the Puy-de-Dôme at the foot of the Auvergne Volcanoes Park for unforgettable vacations. After more than 18 months of research, no Holiday Village proposed for sale resembles them. And here by persistence and tenacity they discover the Auvergne and this beautiful establishment overlooking the largest natural lake in Auvergne, Lake Aydat.

Anne Sophie and ThiérryAnne Sophie and Thiérry
©Anne Sophie and Thiérry
Anne-Sophie & Thierry
Your hosts at the Chalets du Lac
  • hiking
  • auvergne
The history of my village

From our origins in the top of France, Lille, we have as everyone knows, the sense of welcome and hospitality with as master words a good quality in the tourist field and availability. Convinced of our skills we embark on the adventure … Finally! The adventure can begin for us, happy to implement everything for the success of the stays families and groups.
18 months of research, we are in 2008, world financial crisis, the banks and the national bank OSEO are frozen. They no longer support the economy. The president in place, Mr. Sarkozy to revive the economy forces the national guarantee bank OSEO to do their job. And here we are, we become owners. First winter, 50 cm of snow, where we, from Lille, only knew slush… To add to the joy, our Village de Gites was fully booked with a 48 hour power cut. Here we are, we have put our foot down…..

My passions

Our passion, a happy couple who share the same passion: hiking! We take pleasure in discovering, without going very far, hikes of all difficulties. Our guests are delighted when we give them advice on how to discover magical and magnificent places. This is obvious when we are at the foot of the Chaîne des Puys des Volcans d’Auvergne which claims to be a UNESCO world heritage site.

My membership to the Villages de Gîtes

The network is cool and good. One for all, all for one! There is no party of interest taken by the presidency and its co-presidents since we are a voluntary association, unlike many other labels that we will not name that claim to be “Association” where projects of interest are proven. We take this opportunity to thank the entire office for their dedication to us all.

My favorite Villages de Gîtes

63 = the most beautiful region of France 🙂

Vacation anecdotes


Conviviality and authenticity

values shared by our guests!