About the Owners
Anton and Caroline are the owners of La Belle Ame. Anton is Swiss and Caroline was born and brought up in Africa. They opened La Belle Ame (The Beautiful Soul) in 2016, creating a little haven of tranquility and bliss in the heart of the Combrailles, Puy de Dome, Auvergne, France.
Caroline worked in PR and hospitality as well as teaching. Discovering her love of cooking and all things creative, she started her own catering business and set up a pop-up restaurant while living in Mozambique. Caroline loves cooking for guests, getting her inspiration from all their travels and from the wonderful fresh, seasonal produce. She loves trying new dishes and experimenting with eastern and African flavours.
Anton graduate as an Electrical Engineer and has an MBA. He looks forward to retiring soon and to becoming the full time "handyman" at La Belle Ame. He loves to unwind over weekends doing the maintenance and working in the garden. Anton, is on hand to help where needed.
The third member of the team is little Lucky Boy, who is always around and loves everybody. He's not much help in the kitchen or garden, but is great company to both Caroline, Anton and all their guests.
Caroline and Anton shared a dream of retiring to rural France and opening a small B&B where they could share their beautiful property and surroundings with their guests. In 2015 their dream was realised when they viewed and purchased La Belle Ame, which they have transformed and continue to transform into a little haven. Their aim is to give guests a unique experience in surroundings that feed the soul and relax the mind. La Belle Ame truly lives up to its name "The Beautiful Soul", which is exactly what it is. They fell in love the moment they saw it and, they guarantee, you will too!