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Goute la vie

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The house

Our holiday hamlet Goute la Vie is located in the authentic village of Cerin in Bugey (Ain). The small scale and charme of the place evoke a feeling of peace, freedom and friendliness. A place to enjoy life in all its different forms. This is reflected in the comfortable rooms, the delicious meals, the wonderful surroundings and enjoying each others company in all privacy. Nearby there is nature, culture and French live to be enjoyed to the fullest. This place is suitable for all ages. Even pets can have a wonderful holiday here. It is a place that is worth staying longer than just a day and to enjoy the fanstactic offers and everything the area has to offer.


  • Safe for small children
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Playground
  • Table d'hôtes
  • Family room
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • With swimming pool
  • Heated pool


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Goute la vie is situated on the fringe of the village, almost the very last property. It is easily accessible via the paved road.

The village itself has a paleo-ecologal museum and all guests of Goute la vie receive a free entrance ticket.
Around the property is a private terrain of half a hectare with is used as a mini campsite. The surrounding area has forests, small swimming - and fishing lakes.
It is on a well-known walking paths that runs along a waterfall. The surroundings are still very much authentic, full of nature. Within easy reach are all sorts of cultural attractions which can be visited such as shops, towns, big cities, markets, caves and castles are within a 50km radius.

  • Rural
  • Mountainous
  • Meadows and woodland
  • In or near a village

Restaurants, food & wine

Culinary, Goute la vie's own kitchen is the first to be considered due to its good quality and careful preparation and presentation. In addition, there are good restaurants in Lhuis, Belley, Morestel, along the Rhone and in the villages in the area. From Goute la vie tours are organised to visit various wine houses in the area. In addition, the different Bugey wines (AOC) like the Rousette (white) and the Mondeuse (red) can be tasted in abundance, in addition to the other wines of the region. You can also visit a cheese shop or a snail farm.
Morestel and Belley have weekly markets and in summer there are many flea- and antique markets. Not to be missed are the 'fete du four' and Whitsunday festivities in Cerin.


Swimming can be done in the pool on our terrain, but also in one of the smaller or larger lakes in the area, which are also used for fishing and water sports. The house can be used as a starting point for numerous walks, some of them sign posted, so you can leave the car for the day. The walks are suitable for those who like to take it easy and for people who like to challenge themselves and the walks can be done in all seasons. Goute la vie is situated along a well known route ( route de Bugey) which can be taken by bike, car or motorbike. We have a lockable garage for bicycles and motorbikes.
The Grand Colombier, well known from the Tour de France, is almost in our backyard.. (40km). If there is enough snow, it is possible to 'raquet' from the house (snow walking) and cross-country skiing is possible from 6 to 50 km.
Furthermore, major cities such as Lyon, Geneva, Annecy, Greonble and Chambery are very accessible for a day trip. And also the high alps, such as the Alpe d'Huez, can be reached within one day.
Are you into museums, ancient castles, caves or an amusement park or zoo? It's all in the immediate vicinity. Information about these destinations, good bike, hiking and car / motorbike routes are available.

  • Bicycle
  • Near hiking trails
  • Near ATB trails
  • Near theme park
  • Water sports
  • Cross-country skiing

Further remarks

Goute la vie is located in an area which it is billions of years old and proof of this can still be found and seen. Just by walking around you can find all kinds of fossils. There are also remains of ancient Roman times when a Roman villa was located here. And it is this connection with the past and the authenticity of the present, which makes it such a living and special place. So many wonderful walks in this beautiful area can be made. But by car or by bike you can also make wonderful trips. Of course, it is special to visit the Colombier mountain, about 40 km from Goute la vie, famous for the 2012 Tour de France.


Le Vignoble

  • Sleeps 2 persons
  • 2 single beds
  • Shower in room
  • WC in room
  • Wash basin in room
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and tea facilities

Le Vignoble is a beautiful room with a view of the mountains and the meadows and forests all around. It is a bright room where the sun gently wakes you up in the morning. A comfortable seating area is available in the room and you can enjoy your own cup of coffee, tea or the like. There is plenty of information about the area available in the room.. The beds are comfortable and measure 90/200cm . A third bed or cot can easily be added. The shower room is accessible from the room, with shower, wc and wash basin.

la Brive

  • Sleeps 3 persons
  • 3 single beds
  • Shower in room
  • WC in room
  • Wash basin in room
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and tea facilities

La Brive is a beautiful spacious room overlooking the mountainous and wooded area. A room where you should not miss the beautiful sunset. And in the silence of nature around the ever-flowing river the Brive is heard. The room can accommodate a minimum of 2 persons. The beds are 200/90 cm and very comfortable. There is a 180cm sofa bed and an extra bed or cot is always available. In the room there is a seating area for you to dream away or read a book and enjoy your own cup of coffee, tea or the like. Adjacent is a private shower room with shower, wc and wash basin.

la Forêt

  • Sleeps 4 persons
  • 4 single beds
  • Shower in room
  • WC in room
  • Wash basin in room
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and tea facilities

La Forêt is a spacious comfortable quadruple room. The beds are all 2m long and 90/80cm wide and are very comfortable. The room has a private bathroom and is located on the ground floor. The room has its own entrance. There is a comfortable sofa in the room as well as information about the area. There is a kettle for making tea and coffee and you have a panoramic view of the surroundings. The room is warm and natural in colour, atmosphere and decoration.

la Campagne

  • Sleeps 4 persons
  • 4 single beds
  • Shower in room
  • WC in room
  • Wash basin in room
  • Internet
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and tea facilities

Spacious quadruple room, with enough room for an extra cot ( free of charge). The beds are 90/200 and very comfortable. In addition there is a bunk bed of 90/190. The room has a private bathroom. It has a pretty panoramic view. Information about the area is available in the room. You can also make yourself a cup of tea or coffee. The room is warm and natural in colour, atmosphere and decoration and is located on the ground floor. The room has its own entrance.

la sellerie

  • Sleeps 5 persons
  • 1 double bed
  • 3 single beds
  • Shower shared
  • WC shared
  • Wash basin in room
  • Terrace
  • Coffee and tea facilities

De Sellerie bevindt zich in de voormalige zadelkamer. Het is een gezellige ruimte met een tweepersoonsbed en drie één persoons, waarvan twee hoogslapers zijn. De kamer heeft een eet en zithoek en een complete keukenuitrusting. Op de kamer bevindt zich een wastafel, in de vorm van een paadentrog, met warm en koud water. Ook een koffiezetapparaat en waterkoker zijn aanwezig. De kamer heeft een eigen terras in de schaduw, met de mogelijkheid het te verplaatsen naar de zonkant. In de naast de kamer gelegen ecurie( voormalige paardenstal) bevinden zich de douchruimtes, toiletten en een wasruimte met gasfornuis. Hier kan gebruik van worden gemaakt. Pannen ed zijn aanwezig. De sellerie is een ruimte die zeer geschikt is voor mensen die net niet kamperen. Het is ruim, knus en met voldoende ruimte. En je profiteert van alle voorzieningen van Goute la vie! De prijzen zijn zonder ontbijt. Dit kan men gemakkelijk zelf verzorgen. Maar natuurlijk kan men ook ontbijt reserveren.

Additional price info and offers

We offer a discount of 5% to guests staying two to up to six days and who dine with us each of these days.
When staying seven days of more and having dinner with us on all of these days, we give a 10% discount.
Children up to 13 years old pay for their meal according to their age.
When staying two days or more we offer a free entrance to the paléo-écologal museum.

Availability of 'Goute la vie'

Boekel Fennie en Dirk has last updated the calendar on 29 Nov 2018

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Visitors of Goute la vie evaluate this property in the past 4 years with an average of:

Visited in May 2016

we zijn heerlijk verwend; prima kamer - heerlijk eten- mooie omgeving en lekkere wijn. Wat wil je nog meer............... een leuke gastheer en gastvrouw - en dat zijn jullie ook nog!

Visited in June 2015

Dirk en Fenny, de warmhartige uitbaters, hebben ons zeer gastvrij ontvangen in hun prachtige chambre d'hôtes. De mooie grote tafel, die Dirk eigenhandig maakte, was uitermate geschikt om , samen met alle gasten, te smullen van de lekkere en originele maaltijden door Fenny zelf gemaakt. De zeer rustgevende omgeving nodigt uit om te wandelen of om simpel niets te doen en te genieten van hun mooie tuin. Een plek om naar terug te keren. Zeker een omweg waard.

Visited in May 2015
René en Ineke

Enorm genoten van jullie gastvrijheid, het heerlijk eten en de prachtige omgeving.
We komen graag weer terug!

Visited in April 2015

Super leuk verblijf gehad. Heel ontspannen en gezellig. Kinderen (6 en 7 jaar) hebben genoten, heel veel speelruimte in tuin en speelschuur. Heerlijk eten, sfeervolle kamer, echt een aanrader!

Visited in August 2014

Fantastische B&B. We hadden hier 2 dagen geboekt, als tussenstop naar onze eindbestemming, maar je kunt hier ook prima een week doorbrengen, op de camping of in de B&B.
De eigenaren Dirk en Fennie zijn hartelijk, gastvrij, behulpzaam, zonder opdringerig te zijn. Het huis met de kamers is prachtig in stijl gerenoveerd, alles ademt het goede Franse leven.
De omgeving is erg mooi, er zijn prachtige wandelingen te maken. En het is er heerlijk rustig.
En het eten is ook nog super lekker! Een 4-gangendiner onder de walnotenboom, erg gezellig. Kortom: een aanrader.


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