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La Colline du Colombier

La Colline du Colombier

A dovecote in Iguerande, a small historic village in the Saône-et-Loire region. Surrounded by lonely valleys and lush pastures, the realm of Charolais cattle. At the centre of it all is La Colline du Colombier, an idiosyncratic and impressive project initiated and designed in 2008 by Marie-Pierre and Michel Troisgros – reknowned three Michelin-starred chef – and architect Patrick Bouchain. A unpretentious place of hospitality in the countryside – and a counterpoint to the family’s Maison Troisgros in Ouches, which has been decorated with stars and can look back on four generations. Bouchain was the perfect partner for this project, which preserves the rural soul of the place and enriches it with experimental ideas. The non-conformist is known for thinking of architecture as an event and designing not just buildings, but situations that merge imagination, regional utility and sustainability.
The estate is divided into three areas, which are embedded in a beautiful garden: The large tower, which used to house the animals, is now home to the restaurant. The farmhouse and its dovecote have been carefully renovated and converted into three holiday homes for two to eight people. The highlight are the three so-called “Cadoles”, a reference to the sheds used by winegrowers in the Beaujolais. The 60 m2 wood and steel huts on stilts literally float in the meadows of the hill and offer an idyllic view over the landscape. Innovative, bold constructions designed in a single volume, reflecting the owners’ love for contemporary art.
The cabins are suitable for two people, but can be extended with a further bed for family accommodation. Each hut has a different colour and is divided into a cocoon-like, imaginative bedroom, a small bathroom with shower, a living room with kitchenette and a large bright window overlooking nature, as well as a terrace. The entire interior is made from sustainable materials – from wood and sheep felt to woven jute parasols.
Since 2023, Michel’s son Léo Troisgros and his wife Lisa have continued the tradition of La Colline du Colombier with a breath of fresh air. Once you have stowed your luggage in one of the Cadoles or one of the other holiday lodges, it’s worth paying a welcome visit to Léo’s restaurant, where the combination of regionality and imagination is being carried forward into the next generation.

What to do

Relaxing on the terraces or in the extensive garden, cycling along the Loire, walks through the hilly countryside, gourmet hikes along the Côte Roannaise (a wine route with 30 independent winegrowers) or hikes in the Monts de la Madeleine, excursions to medieval villages and Romanesque churches, horse riding, forest bathing, a visit to the castle of Alphonse de Lamartine, culinary shopping in Roanne (approx. 20 minutes away by car) or a trip to Lyon

Why we like this house

Beautiful nature, artful simplicity and fantastic food - an exciting experiment full of savoir-vivre.

This house is great for

Lovers of exceptional architecture and excellent cuisine - whether couples, families, friends

Sustainability

Use of sustainable materials such as cork floor insulation, hemp sails, sheep's wool and wood

Owner picture

Owner

Léo Troisgros, the son of Michel and Marie-Pierre, and his wife Lisa Roche are continuing the tradition and sustainable approach of La Colline du Colombier in the next generation: "We have transformed the name, turned it around, hated it and adored it. And finally there it is, a named place that is inscribed in the landscape and that we have made our own."


Details

Region FR – France, Saône-et-Loire, Iguerande
Name La Colline du Colombier
Scenery In a small village, surrounded by idyllic meadows and pastures
Number of guests 3 holiday homes for 2 to 8 guests each, 3 "Cadoles" for 2 guests each (plus extra bed for a child)
Completed 2008, 2023
Design Architecture: Patrick Bouchain, Paris together with Michel and Marie-Pierre Troisgros, Ouche; Interior design: Atelier Isabelle Allegret, Paris; Garden design: Liliana Motta, Paris
Specials Architect Patrick Bouchain and botanical artist Liliana Motta have together represented France at the 2006 Venice Biennale.
Architecture Modern, Old & new
Accomodation Apartment, House, Resort
Criteria 1-8 (house/apartment), Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Restaurant, Wine
www.lacollineducolombier.fr

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