Welcome to L’Herbier de la Clappe
Located at 850m of height, in a small village in the middle of the Natural Regional Park of the Bauges Mountains, in Savoy, L’Herbier de la Clappe is a site offering both bed and breakfast and natural products, like herb teas or aperitifs, coming from aromatic and medicinal plants, cultivated in organic farming.
Created in 2003 by Philippe Durand, and joined in 2011 by Florence Pajot, L’Herbier de la Clappe is an original farm where you will find a mix of goods smells, savors but also calm and authenticity.
“ A few kilometers from the ski resort of La Féclaz and at the foot of many hikes in the middle of the Bauges Mountains, we invite you to come and discover our farm and appreciate the calm and the good air of our mountains. During your stay, it will be a pleasure for us to introduce you to our activity and to offer you an herb tea or an aperitif, according to your wishes. ”
Bed and Breakfast in Savoy (Bauges Mountains)
Philippe Durand welcomes you in a rural and mountain frame, in L’Herbier de la Clappe. Located in the heart of the Bauges Mountains, their guest house is labelised by Gîtes de France and Gîte Panda. You will enjoy a stay in mountains, at the same time a stay of relaxation, a stay of discovery of the natural park of Bauges or a sport stay. Whether it is in summer or in winter, discover the multiple leisure activities and the activities which offers the Bauges Mountains : hiking or snowshoe hiking, nordic or alpine skiing, mountain bike, swimming in the lakes, climbing… or go off to discover the local craftsmen and products, as the cheeses of Savoy and the famous « Tome of Bauges ».
The modern guest house of L’Herbier de la Clappe includes 4 rooms with beautiful names like « La Fleur du Vent », the Wind Flower, the common noun of « l’Anémone Pulsatile » which is a flower of the mountains. Each room has a name of flower, L’Herbier de la Clappe being also a farm producing aromatic and medicinal plants.
In this original farm, Philippe and Florence cultivates aromatic and medicinal plants according to the organic farming methods, harvests wild plants in the local area, in order to propose infusions and aperitifs made with wine from Savoy.
That you come to L’Herbier de la Clappe for a week-end of ski, for a week of hiking in mountains or to follow a training courses on the medicinal plants, Philippe and Florence will always share their passion with you. You will be able to visit the garden of aromatic and medicinal plants and it will be a pleasure for Philippe and Florence to make you taste their homemade aperitifs or infusions.
For more information :
Report on television news TF1 – June 24th, 2012
Philippe, picker who has a passion for medicinal plants
Summary: The plants have matured and are ready to be picked, in particular in the Bauges Mountains, in Savoy, where we can find all kind of species with therapeutic properties. These plants will be used to make medicines or herb teas. Encounter with a picker.