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To see and do

Walking and biking – Mountain bike enthusiasts will be in their element, as will walkers and hikers, exploring the Monts de Forez. There are walks available from both gites using a professional guide. Please contact us for further details and bookings.

Cross-Country skiing - Col des Supeyres – 32kms of prepared tracks – linking to the stations at Pradeaux and Prabouré – 4 kms of raquette walking , prepared toboggan slopes,   site :

At Mont Chauvet near Job – Paragliding slope

Ambert Market – Every Thrusday morning throughout the year – exceptional market with diverse products. Local food producers around the town hall – the only round building to house a town hall in France.



Coq Noir - Auvergne

Coq Noir – Situated in the high grazing country known as the Hautes Chaumes, the Coq Noir is an ancient summer hut, open to visitors throughout the summer months. Push open one of its heavy original doors and you find yourself in an authentic summer farm, around 120 years old. From spring to autumn you can visit the museum, enjoy traditional food in the restaurant, theatre, music and concerts. There are also guided walks and summer camps for children.



Richard de Bas - Auvergne

Richard de Bas - Classed as an Historic Monument, the paper mill Richard de Bas, is one of the last remaining, and functioning paper mills of this region – once famous as the cradle of France's paper industry. The building itself is impressive, parts of which date from the 15th century. Guided visits available.


AGRIVAP – Tourist train – Discover the Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez with this delightful trourist train. It is the longest tourist train in France run by an association.


Auberge de Valcivieres – Traditional food from the Auvergne, well situated in the village. Open every day except wednesday.

Nearby day trips - The abbey at the Chaise Dieu, the medieval towns of Ambert and Thiers, l’Ecole 1900 (a school museum) at St Martin des Olmes, and not forgetting the world of volcanos at « Vulcania »

There are many regional and local festivals throughout the year :

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Relax with a massage – available on request : contact Isabelle Delfaut  on 04 73 16 40 65.

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