The 'sucs' mountains

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureYSSINGEAUX (43)
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Discover natural surroundings and the 'sucs' dormant volcanic mountains located in the south of Auvergne


Yssingeaux

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In the morning, a tour of Yssingeaux:

  • Church and its paintings
  • Penitents church dating from the 12th century offering great views on Saint-Roch hills
  • Castle of Montbarnier
  • Castle of the bishops of Puy-en-Velay
In the afternoon:
  • Visit of the Saint-Roch museum dedicated to medicine in the old days and to religion.
At the end of the tour: a tasting session of the Batavia, a typical local beverage.

Accommodation nearby

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Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
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Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
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Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

'Sucs' and tradition

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A 12 km trek among the 'sucs', that are old dormant volcanoes.

Once to the summit of the Suc des Ollières, there is a great view and a rock climbing site.

Also, there is the 'Art and Traditions populaires de Versilhac' museum presenting old habitat, lace and traditional customs.



Accommodation nearby

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Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
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Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

The gorges of Lignon

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The Lignon flows in a sunken valley and is crossed by suspension bridges and an old railway. There is an old Romanesque bridge of the Sainte river and the Sainte-Marguerite chapel.

It is possible to discover the vestiges of the Saint Martial Castle looming over the Gorges of Lignon by walk. A great view from the bell tower of Lapte called 'le balcon du Velay'.

The afternoon will be spent at the lake of Lavalette: pedalo, rowing, sailing...


Accommodation nearby

chambres-d-hotes-les-varennes beaulieu

Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
hotel-restaurant-bel-horizon le-chambon-sur-lignon

Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

Yssingeaux

yssingeaux

A tour of the 'Commanderie des templiers' church in Bessamorel dating from the 13th century and of the Glavenas chapel dating from the 12th century, then a walk on the old railway towards the Corboeuf Ravin.


Accommodation nearby

chambres-d-hotes-les-varennes beaulieu

Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
hotel-restaurant-bel-horizon le-chambon-sur-lignon

Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

Lave and phonolithe

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Climbing the 'Pic du Lizieux', a dormant volcano that offers great view up to the Alps on clear weather.

Few kilometers away there is the 'Lac bleu', an old phonolith quarry called 'lauze' that is used for roof making. The 'parc de la lauziere' a great park for all the family.


Accommodation nearby

chambres-d-hotes-les-varennes beaulieu

Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
hotel-restaurant-bel-horizon le-chambon-sur-lignon

Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

The Gorges of the Loire

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From the Artias castle, you can see the Gorges of the Loire. In Retournac, there is the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church dating from the 12th century, listed as a historical monument.

In the afternoon: canoeing on the Gorges of the Loire.


Accommodation nearby

chambres-d-hotes-les-varennes beaulieu

Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
hotel-restaurant-bel-horizon le-chambon-sur-lignon

Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39

Lace and nature

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In the morning, discover the savoir-faire of lace making

Visit of the Museum of Manufactures de Dentelles (the lace museum)

In the afternoon, a walk on the Mount Gerbizon offering great views on the Loire Valley.


Accommodation nearby

chambres-d-hotes-les-varennes beaulieu

Chambres d'Hôtes les Varennes

  • Beaulieu
  • 04 71 08 18 02
village-vacances-ulvf-camping-les-longes lavoute-sur-loire

Village Vacances ULVF Camping Les Longes

  • Lavoute-sur-loire
  • 04 7 1 08 1 8 79
hotel-restaurant-bel-horizon le-chambon-sur-lignon

Hôtel Restaurant Bel Horizon

  • Le chambon-sur-lignon
  • 04 71 59 74 39



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