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Nearby sites and activities in Auvergne

Put down your suitcases at Le Belvédère campsite and look around. This haven of peace is yours for a few days, a week or more…explore a region with a wealth of heritage and fabulous sites oozing nature, history and tradition. Here are just a few things to see and do in a 50km radius.

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Saint-Flour is a thousand year old town and the historic capital of the Haute-Auvergne founded in the 4th century. Wander along its medieval streets which reflect its fascinating past: fortified doors and rampart relics, cathedral, episcopal palace now home to the Haute-Auvergne Museum, Alfred Douet Art and History Museum and more. Its stones and landmarks radiate history.

Viaduc de Garabit

The majestic wrought iron Garabit Viaduct was built by Gustave Eiffel between 1880 and 1884 to bridge the Truyère. It has been standing for over 120 years and inspires admiration in locals and visitors alike as they take to the roads through the valle

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Alleuze

Château d’Alleuze sits on a peak which the Grandval dam almost makes into a peninsula. The fortress belonged to the Bishop of Clermont and was used as a tithe storehouse. Just a few dozen metres from the château you’ll find a beautiful medieval chapel and its way of the cross

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La Truyère

The Truyère, a tributary of the Lot, has dug deep gorges over the centuries from Cantal to Aveyron. Filled with the waters of the Garabit-Grandval, Lanau and Sarrans dam lakes, the Truyère gorges offer landscapes of surprising and contrasting beauty.

Chaudes-Aigues

Chaudes-Aigues is the most southerly resort in Auvergne and radiates warmth. Nestled between the Cantal Mountains, Margeride and Aubrac in the Remontalou ravine, Chaudes-Aigues is best-known for its thermal waters which come out at 82°C making them the hottest in Europe.

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Thermal play centre

An essential place for relaxation and relaxation, the spa is an invitation to the pleasures of water in a wood and arcade atmosphere, come and recharge your batteries in the warmest waters of Europe. The indoor pool is a large thermal water lagoon (32°C), waterfalls, geyser bubbles, massage jets… Hammam, sauna and jacuzzi.

 

Suspended bridge

This suspension bridge crossesthe Truyère, it was built when the Sarrans Dam was installed in 1934 and 1935. The Sarrans dam was completely emptied last summer, and underneath, intact, the old stone bridge classifiedMonument Historique, built in the 14th century by the English to cross the Truyère.

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Gorges

The Truyère gorges are divided into three lakes, Grandval, Lanau and Sarrans. From the Margeride plateau to the Aubrac highlands, the gorges are home to a very wide variety of protected species, such as kites, ospreys, peregrine falcons, but also deer and hinds that sometimes come to cool off by the lake….

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Aurillac

Aurillac, the coldest city in France, owes its fame only to its meteorological station located very high up (one of the highest in France). Pretty ancestral city, its century-old shops deserve a visit. Located on the banks of the Jordanne River, its gentle lifestyle hosts the annual Rues festival in August.

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Gorges de la Jordanne

The Jordanne Gorges have been created by volcanic erosion for centuries, carving its way through rocky cracks, preserved and unspoilt fauna and flora. The gorges reach a depth of 60 metres in its abyss.

 

Salers

Classified among themost beautiful villages in France, Salers, a small mountain village perched at an altitude of 950 m, giving its name to the Salers breed of cows… Located on the foothills of the Maronne, Salers contains a rich medieval cultural and architectural heritage worth a visit…

Auvergne Tourist Sites

Puy Mary

A real pyramid seen from the sky, the Puy Mary rises to an altitude of 1,787 metres. The exceptional landscapes of the Cantalian Massif, formed by volcanic episodes and glacier erosion, represent the largest volcano in Europe (2,700 km²).

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Allagnon Valley

This valley owes its name to the Allagnon river which digs it. This valley is very popular with motorcyclists and offers breathtaking landscapes… A 70 km circuit runs through it, taking you from medieval villages to the chapel of sainte-Mélaine clinging to the cliff, this magnificent walk will let you discover the green expanse of a wild, volcanic and unspoilt nature.

Murat

A fortified city, framed by three basalt peaks, one of the most active medieval cities in the 14th century, a fair, markets, crafts… Today, this small industrial centre is a highlight of Cantalien tourism. Not to be missed are the old houses from the 17th century, with arches in a basket handle on columns, nicely covered with lauzes and typical of the city’s buildings.

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Museum of Agriculture

The Museum of Agriculture is a small jewel to be seen absolutelyin the pretty typical village of Coltines. Over the seasons, you will discover the life of the local people in a beautiful 17th century farmhouse, an exciting, fun and educational visit.

 

Arde sur Couze Zoological Park

The theme of the Arde sur Couze Zoological Park (Puy de Dôme) is animals from the top of the world. A 25 ha park that hostsno less than 400 animals, divided into 70 species from five continents. A pleasure to walk among monkeys and ibexes… a beautiful afternoon of walking and a treat for the children!!!!

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