What to do during the All Saints holidays?

As a family, with or without children, what to do during the All Saints' Day holidays in Haute-Loire? Here is our selection of ideas for outings outdoors or in rainy weather. “Special Halloween” events around Puy-en-Velay Firstly thanks to Halloween, one of children's favorite holidays: horror evening and treasure hunt at the Aurec castles,…

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What to do in Haute-Loire when it rains?

It's raining, it's wet, it's frog party! It's not easy to find something to do when the weather isn't there. Especially with children… So how do you occupy the whole family while waiting for the sun to come back? Don't panic, here are our ideas out in the rain. How to occupy...

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Moudeyres and Bigorre, two atypical villages in the Mézenc massif

Perched on the high plateaus of the Mézenc, Moudeyres and Bigorre (and Les Maziaux) are distinguished by their architecture that is both typical and atypical: houses with thatched or slate roofs, a reflection of life in the rural world of yesteryear. Witnesses of the past which attract the curious as much for their beauty as…

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Why is Blesle one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France in Haute-Loire?

Blesle, in the far west of the department, nestled at the bottom of the Allagnon Valley, is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France in Haute-Loire. A village rich in history, heritage and culture that make it an essential Altiliger stopover. Between visits, festivals, crafts and gourmet cuisine… we tell you why Blesle deserves…

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The joys of water at Lac de Lavalette

Between Lapte and Saint-Jeures stretch 220 hectares of water. A mountain lake nestled in lush greenery labeled “Aire Respirando” (the quality label for outdoor activities in Haute-Loire). A haven of leisure and nature where each small cove offers new landscapes and each plot of water, a new playground: catamaran,...

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How about visiting one of the largest salmon conservatories in Europe?

We embarked with Pierre Ribeyre, a passionate nature guide, on a visit to the National Conservatory of Wild Salmon in Chanteuges. The largest conservatory in Europe dedicated to this animal and ecological cause! The opportunity to grasp the issues of repopulation and conservation of this mysterious species, capable of crossing rivers and…

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The joys of fishing in one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France in Arlempdes

Link fishing and tourism, it is possible! In the Gorges de la Loire, the river sinks into a wild valley with grandiose landscapes. A real paradise for families and budding fishermen, eager to tease trout in a natural and preserved setting. Between Goudet and Arlempdes, the “SANS Kill” fishing course reveals…

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At La Ferme À la Bonne Fourche, you will be amazed by your eyes and your taste buds

Located at the foot of the Mézenc in the village of Estables, the À la Bonne Fourche farm offers a host of activities for young and old, all year round. The opportunity to discover alongside Cathy and Bernard Bonnefoy, the fabulous landscapes of our mountains, the secrets of farm animals, the work of…

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Not the sea in Haute-Loire, so what?

Well no ! No need. Because in Haute-Loire, there is already everything you need! The department is indeed dotted with wild gorges, intimate beaches and blue water lakes that call for leisure and swimming! And as we know that some are difficult to convince,...

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A whole host of activities to do at Lac de Lavalette

No one will believe you if you say you were bored at Lac de Lavalette, in Lapte, near Yssingeaux. There are so many things to do! Nestled in a corner of greenery, this “big blue” of 220 hectares offers a space for outdoor activities unique in Haute-Loire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXa8945lhXM The lake…

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The Ponds of the Edge of the Loire, a paradise of leisure and biodiversity

In the past, it was gravel pits. Today, the Etangs du Bord de Loire estate covers 18 hectares. 18 hectares of greenery and biodiversity. A paradise for the Altiliger fauna and flora in which Laurence Faure and Sébastien Carles have brilliantly succeeded in combining leisure, tourism and a preserved natural environment. A model to follow...

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Aurec-sur-Loire, a small town steeped in culture

We have concocted a cultural day for you in the small town of Aurec-sur-Loire. It is known for its "Aire Respirando" label and its leisure center which is constantly evolving, but it is also a high place of culture and heritage! Between its historic city center, its castles, its street-art festival, its many contemporary frescoes...

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5 ways to breathe fresh air in Haut-Lignon

It is not for nothing that top athletes come to train on the Haut-Lignon plateau: the air is pure and the activities abound. We give you 5 good reasons to come and oxygenate your brain! No excuse not to fill your lungs deeply with the virtuous air of…

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They tested Terre de Géants, the spectacle of Puy-en-Velay

Eyes wide open, laughter, cries: discover the whirlwind of emotions they went through for their first Terre de Géants show, a unique and fun adventure on the secrets of Haute-Loire! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqOoIXJaM-k Between fear, laughter and sensations… With Terre de Géants, we were filled with emotions Eyes are wide open…

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5 good reasons to do the King of the Bird in Le Puy-en-Velay

As every year on the 3rd weekend of September, the upper town of Puy-en-Velay dons its most beautiful Renaissance colors to bring you back to life in the XNUMXth century! Camps are set up in the town squares, the inhabitants dress up in costume, taverns are opening up all over the city… Here we give you…

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The Allier Gorges tree climbing park in Langeac

The Saint-Gal Parc Aventure is 100 games spread over 10 courses and 2 net spaces, more than 1 m of zip lines including 500 above the Allier river, and even 600 courses for toddlers from 2 is 3 years old. So we said to ourselves that the best way to test it was with a…

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A walk like no other to discover the gems of the Haute-Loire

It is possible to discover the heritage and natural riches of the Haute-Loire through walks like no other, to meet wild animals, through myths and legends, or off the beaten track... We give you 4 ideas original walks through the Haute-Loire.

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Take advantage of what Mother Nature has to offer

The Haute-Loire is a department with a generous, preserved and wild nature that some have learned to tame for the pleasure of the eyes or the taste buds. And you know what ? In addition to being beautiful, Auvergne nature is as rich as it is good. A nature as generous as it is tasty And it's not Charlie Braesch...

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Unusual hike in the forest with goats!

Based in Serres, commune of Saint-Pal-de-Senouire, Elsa Courcelle, alias "Mama cabra" (Mom goat) decided to make her dream come true. That of educating goats to hike. They are called Mashu, Nawak, Tikal, Atlas and Guapo. They are playful, curious, affectionate and docile and accompany you on hikes like no other, through…

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Family pedaling on the electrically assisted Vélorail

The weather is fine, the air is warm, but luckily, pushing the electric-assisted Vélorail in Allègre is out of the question! The electric indeed guides us effortlessly over approximately 12 km of round trip, to discover an old railway line, all in the heart of a preserved and varied nature. A fun activity…

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We tested funny snowshoe slides

In winter as in summer, the Haute-Loire is a hiking country. Hilly, the landscapes lend themselves to it. So when the snow is pointing the tip of its nose on the Mézenc plateau, it's time, for the walkers that we are, to put on not shoes, but snowshoes! Follow the guide !…

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Going on a weekend in Haute-Loire along the water, aboard a canoe

The Haute-Loire is rich in lush nature and unspoilt gorges conducive to white water sports. On the Loire or the Allier, thrill seekers will be able to enjoy themselves for a descent, a weekend, or even a stay along the water…. Prepare your paddles! Weekend canoe packages between…

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We tested the all-terrain electric scooter...

Richard and Vincent are fans of the Haute-Loire and its small paths conducive to bucolic or tasty stops. The best way they found to share these little secrets? The all-terrain electric scooter of course! A silent means of transport that allows you to make the most of the forests and volcanic slopes...

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Climb to the top of a volcanic chimney: the Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe

It is a rock behemoth in the heart of Aiguilhe. The vestige of a distant volcanic past with a strange silhouette rising towards the sky. Surmounted by its curious chapel, the Rocher Saint-Michel has something magical about it. Between vertigo and serenity, will you dare to climb the 268 steps of this colossus of rock? A geological, spiritual site…

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Secrets of castles in Haute-Loire

Whether they belong to the first castles of the Loire or whether they are anchored on the former lands of the nobles of Velay, the remains of these castles are the last witnesses of a fascinating past. All have their secrets, their anecdotes... We then set off to meet two passionate lords who helped us break through...

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Brush up against the birds of prey at Rochebaron castle

Meet just 1 hour from Lyon and 45 minutes from Saint-Etienne, in Bas-en-Basset. We sink into the forest, when suddenly, rises between the trees, the impressive castle of Rochebaron, among the first castles of the Loire. A valuable witness to the defensive architecture of the Middle Ages, but also the site of an incredible spectacle of birds of prey! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdsNdg5L87M…

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5 reasons to come to Mézenc and Meygal this winter

There is the pleasure of putting on skis of course, but not only! Les Estables means being able to enjoy the snow and the great outdoors in a thousand ways. We give you 5 good reasons to come and gain height not far from Mont Mézenc on the summit of the Haute-Loire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSwpmGQGFPc

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The Gorges de l'Allier, with the family, Robinson Crusoe style

What would you say to leaving for two days along the Allier for a river trip between walking, visits and white water sports aboard a canoe on one of the last wild rivers in Europe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efshnnyLHnk A quiet bivouac in the middle of nature on the banks of the Allier Between paddle strokes in the rapids and disconnection over…

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The Place of Memory, a place dedicated to the history of the Righteous and the resistance

The Vivarais-Lignon plateau, land of the Righteous. The Place of Remembrance at Chambon-sur-Lignon is a unique place dedicated to the history of the Righteous and Resistance fighters during the Second World War. It is therefore also a place of history, memories and education for the younger generations. Once upon a time “The Hill of a Thousand Children” Who didn't…

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Road trip in the Allier Gorges

We invite you to discover an exceptional site: the Gorges de l'Allier. This unspoiled river spawns the last wild strain of Western European salmon, after a 1 km journey from the Atlantic Ocean, will deliver many of its secrets to you with this route. And you will enjoy the charm of this relief…

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The Velay Express: board a tourist train like no other

Between Ardèche and Haute-Loire, through meadows and forests, the Velay Express offers to discover at the slow pace of a train of yesteryear, the Velay plateau, the Lignon gorges and the Pays de Saint-Agrève at the foot of the mythical Mont Mézenc and Gerbier de Joncs. Meet at Raucoules station for a journey that is definitely not like…

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Immerse yourself in history with the Marquis de Lafayette

Built in the 25th century then remodeled several times throughout history, the Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette, a true witness to history and its illustrious owner, the famous Marquis de Lafayette, is now open to visitors. Visits sometimes like no other. https://youtu.be/ZXNUMXwpCTgcVc Visits like no other at the Château de Chavaniac-Lafayette Le…

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Walk on the longest Himalayan footbridge in France

The "Giant's Step"! 270 m long and almost 80 m high, the Himalayan footbridge which spans the Gorges du Lignon, between Grazac and Saint-Maurice is the longest in France. An Altiligerian novelty that I went to test for you, at dawn, just after it opened. We tested...

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Gold diggers in the Gorges de l'Allier

We are not far from Brioude, and with the help of the House of birds and nature of Lavoûte-Chilhac, we slipped into the shoes of a gold digger! Where ? In Chilhac, a small town nestled in the heart of the gorges. Neither one nor two, we were in the bed of the…

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Auzon, an expert in outdoor sports

Recently labeled Station Respirando, the community of communes of Auzon in Haute-Loire, 1h30 from Clermont-Ferrand, definitely has everything great! When we think of mountain biking, canoeing, swimming or climbing, it is not Auzon, Champagnac-le-Vieux or Lempdes-sur-Allagnon that come directly to mind... However, this territory has everything to seduce sportsmen at heart .…

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In Saugues, in the footsteps of the Beast of Gévaudan

A fantastic museum, hiking trails that maintain the mystery, a cottage that bears its name well, or even monumental wooden sculptures made with passion by the indefatigable Jean-Pierre Coniasse. In Saugues, almost everything maintains the story of the famous Beast of Gévaudan... In Saugues, the shadow of the Beast of Gévaudan hangs over...

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The fascinating “Terre de Géants” show in Le Puy-en-Velay

Embark on the "Terre de Géants" adventure in Le Puy-en-Velay, a mind-blowing adventure! Accompanied by the young Alice and Alec the giant, board a fanciful aircraft for an exceptional journey to discover the department. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDGAE0zUaMQ The Saint-Alexis chapel in the heart of Puy-en-Velay sets the scene It all starts in the upper town…

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From welcoming athletes to brunches at the Bel'Ô hotel restaurant 

Guillaume Chazot of the Bel'Ô bends over backwards for his customers. From welcoming top-level athletes to brunches for the general public, at Bel'Ô everyone is served! “Hospitality is an exciting profession, because it is a profession of encounters. You have to love people, love to please them. That's our...

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A life-size escape game

Who stole Abel Grimmer's 12 Flemish paintings? Conduct the investigation through the heritage of Montfaucon-en-Velay. This is the theme of a life-size escape game set up by the Haut pays du Velay Tourist Office. A riddle inspired by real events! Can you find the culprit in the allotted time? https://youtu.be/zt1yMrBOqHI But first, who…

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The castle of La Rochelambert, a witness to history in Saint-Paulien

Come back in time through the rooms and collections of the castle of La Rochelambert. On the initiative of La Demeure historique, 15 private castles of Haute-Loire open their doors to the public. This is the case of the Château de La Rochelambert in Saint-Paulien, of which Thierry, the guide, holds (almost) all the secrets. Come back in time to its…

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The incredible Lugik park in Estables

The Lugik parc is an all-season tobogganing concept located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Haute-Loire, at the foot of the Mézenc, in Les Estables. And its asset is to please all ages! From 3 to 99 years old (and +!), with family or friends, this attraction is the guarantee of…

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The “Via Fluvia” greenway for family holidays

The Via Fluvia crosses no less than three departments: the Haute-Loire over 63 km, the Loire over 3 km and the Ardèche over almost 10 km. In Haute-Loire two sections stand out. The first, 22 km between Lavoûte-sur-Loire and Yssingeaux, mostly on a secure and equipped cycle route, is to be shared with motorized vehicles. Then between...

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In the secrets of the heritage of La Chaise-Dieu

The radiant abbey of La Chaise-Dieu, jewel of the heritage of Haute-Loire, is the witness of a rich past that we tell you through three stories enriched by scientific research. Three incredible stories around the Abbey of La Chaise-Dieu The Danse macabre seen in a new light This painting is one of the paintings with a…

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