A farmhouse on the Causse
From local history to sustainable, quality tourism
The history of our farmhouse "Les Caselles" dates back to the 17th century. An authentic Aveyron building in the heart of the Grands Causses Natural Park, it benefits from sandstone quarries and the expertise of the famous builders of the nearby village of Saint-Beauzely..
Close to the town of Millau, the Gorges du Tarn and the Larzac plateau, Saint-Beauzely is the birthplace of the builders of the fortifications of the Templar and Hospital cities (villages of La Couvertoirade, La Cavalerie, Sainte-Eulalie de Cernon, etc.).
A large-scale Causses farm in the picturesque hamlet of Azinières, for many years it contributed to the renown of the "king of cheeses", the Roquefort cheese. At its peak, the farm covered more than 400 hectares, allowing the ewes to come and go on the poor land of the Causse Rouge, rich in exceptional flora.
The years went by and the farm, entrusted to tenant farmers, became less and less suited to running a modern farm. Abandonment and a lack of renovation threatened the proud Caussenarde building.
It was in the year 2000 that a buyer embarked on the adventure of an extraordinary renovation, with the initial project of a farm inn, so that the tourist project could come to life. The first travellers finally discovered "Les Caselles".