Parc Naturel Livradois Forez



Auvergne: the region Auvergne has four departments: Allier, Puy de Dôme, Cantal and Haute-Loire. A region with a lot of forests, rivers and lakes, that’s why the French call it the water source and the longs of France. Originally the Auvergne is volcanic, you still see it in particular in the Cantal and the Puy the Dome with their high mountains and magnificent views.

Haute-Loire : the Haute-Loire is situated north-west of the Ardèche, in the middle of the Parc Régional Livradois and south-west of the Massif Central. The department is rich of little streams and rivers, but also two big ones: the Allier and the Loire. The forest and meadows give the department a very green character. The height of the mountains vary from 300 meters to 1.600 meters, so in winter you can (cross-country) ski here. A part of the Haute-Loire is called the Gorges de l’Allier and that is where we live.
There are four (!) « Les Plus Beaux village de France » (« Most Beautiful Villages of France ») in the Haute-Loire: Arlempdes, Blesle, Lavaudieu and Pradelles.  

Le Puy-en-Velay is the capital of the department, which you can visit at one hour drive from our B&B. The cathedral of Le Puy-en Velay is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also a departure town to the Way of St. James (Santiago de Compestela pilgrim route).

Brioude : is a small town at 430 meters altitude, between the mountains and the river Allier, with a warm and sunny climate. Brioude has a characteristic old center with bars and restaurants. The famous Romanesque basilica Saint-Julien lies in the heart of the center.

Langeac : a little bit smaller than Brioude, but not less interesting. Situated along the river Allier, typical French and with a friendly ambience. South of Langeac, the beautiful mountains of La Margeride are perfect for a tour with your car or motorbike.

La Chaise Dieu  : a village at more than 1.000 meters altitude which is well-known for its cathedral and a popular classical music event every year in August, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

Gastronomy :  there are a lot of delicious authentic culinary specialities like cheese (Cantal, Bleu d’Auvergne, St. Nectaire, Fourme d’Ambert), meat-products and of course the green lentils of Le Puy-en-Velay


Take a look at our pictures and make a tour to get a good impression of this accommodation. .

Relax, distress, go towards the end of the world, although you still can visit some cities. The good climate in combination with lots of outdoor activities, will give you a nice stay in the green region with lots of forests.



Janssen & Janssen - Lugeastre Bas (hamlet) - 43440 Saint Didier sur Doulon
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