The Cyclodebout, a unique means of transport in the world born in Haute-Loire

Winner of the Inventech trade show in 2017, overall gold medalist at the Lépine competition in 2018, big winner of the Artinov artisanal innovation competition in 2023... The Cyclodebout definitely wins all the votes. For what ? Certainly because it is unique in the world, innovative, practical, eco-responsible and easy to use. We like it all the more…

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The first castles of the wild Loire are in Haute-Loire

Do you know that the first castles of the Loire are in Haute-Loire? Following the watercourse from its source, imposing silhouettes stand out at the bends of the meanders of this longest river in France. The last wild river in Europe. Castles, like sentinels which are so many witnesses of history and which open…

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The Brioude Biennale of Crafts

After the Brioude Watercolor Biennale, a new Biennale is appearing in the city of Saint-Julien from September 24 to 29, 2024: the Biennale des Métiers d'Art, designed to take place alternating with the famous painting festival. A new event which echoes the label recently awarded by the city of…

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La Puy-en-Velay, the place to be!

They each have their own atmosphere, their shops, their bars and restaurants... Follow us on a journey from place to place in the heart of the Ponote city. Place des Tables to admire the cathedral It is at the end of the day that the famous Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay cathedral reveals its most beautiful colors. The privileged moment to…

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Observe marmots on the Mézenc massif

It has been more than 30 years since these small mammals found their place on the Altiligerian heights and we must believe that they like it there, since the population of marmots continues to expand on the Mézenc massif... What if we went observe them in their natural environment? It is called the “alpine marmot…

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Take the start of the Grande Randonnée towards Paris!

Worthy of the gold rush! But the gold of Olympic medals... The French Hiking Federation is organizing a great event to celebrate the 2024 Olympic Games: the Grande Randonnée to Paris, from March 16 to 26 on the Altiligère part. Sign up to become a hiker ambassador and reach Paris on the strength of…

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Hike in the Bois de Breysse in the footsteps of the Devil

It’s October 31st! The one where witches, fairies, Devils and ghosts come out of their lairs: Halloween. And it’s already time to try a new thrilling hike. After the Moulin de Perbet last year, this time I ventured into the Bois de Breysse between Alleyrac and Presailles, to sit on the…

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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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Discovering the Auzon trail space, Respirando Station

In the north-west of Haute-Loire, the Respirando d'Auzon resort offers a multitude of nature activities to do with the family or alone: ​​tree climbing, hiking, swimming, fishing, mountain biking... But also trail running, on 5 varied circuits which adapt to all levels of racing from beginners to the most experienced. https://youtu.be/04Tr2fs6ce8 A perfect playground for our ambassador…

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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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3 things to see or do on the heights of Meygal

It's a sporting and cultural day ahead in the Meygal massif. Let's start with the Via Ferrata from Puy des Juscles to Pertuis to warm up, before visiting the beautiful chapel of Glavenas, perched on its rock and the Moulin du Pinard. A mysterious, almost secret place... I tested for you...

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Why is Lavoûte-Chilhac one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France?

Most Beautiful Villages in France, then 2nd Favorite Village of the French in 2023, we tell you, in 3 reasons, why Lavoûte-Chilhac is a village in Haute-Loire that is worth the detour! https://youtu.be/bNR-kjk7viM 1 - For its atypical architecture, a vestige of a rich past Nestled in the heart of the majestic Gorges de l'Allier, Lavoûte-Chilhac reveals in every corner…

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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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Why Polignac is one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France?

In the center of Haute-Loire, the village of Polignac is dominated by the ruins of its impregnable medieval fortress, perched on its volcanic hill. A lighthouse visible for miles around that makes Polignac a historic site with a unique panorama. Recently labeled Most Beautiful Villages of France, we tell you why Polignac…

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La Lainerie du Gévaudan: a journey to the heart of the history of wool

From its history to its transformation, Lainerie du Gévaudan tells all the secrets of wool. Where is she from ? Since when ? How does she feel? What can we do with it? How did it develop in the territory? Brief. What is its history, here, in Saugua country? Through its museum, its felting and hosiery workshops, its shop...

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Go on an adventure for a weekend on the white waters of the Allier

What would you say to going on an adventure for 2 or 3 days (your choice) roaming in the Gorges de l'Allier, on one of the wildest portions? This is the navigation experience that Tonic Aventure offers to sports and nature lovers through its “Packraft and bivouac in the Allier gorges”. And it's a…

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Hand-stitched rasps and rifflers end up in the hands of sculptors around the world

Liogier was founded in 1920 by Marcellin Liogier. A know-how that was then transmitted from generation to generation. The Liogier-Allary company based in Saint-Didier-en-Velay has been designing and manufacturing hand-stitched wood rasps and rifflers for 4 generations. These tools of excellence are recognized worldwide for the sculpting trades…

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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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The high-end Le Mont Anis spa, a temple of well-being in the heart of Puy-en-Velay

Softness, refinement, relaxation, relaxation, rejuvenation… Le Mont Anis spa offered me a unique sensory experience with notes of Ylang Ylang. A moment out of time in an idyllic setting with, icing on the cake, a breathtaking view of the 3 sentinels of Puy-en-Velay: Notre-Dame de France, the Rocher Saint-Michel and the cathedral. Here is my story...

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The hidden faces of the medieval town of La Chaise-Dieu

With a rich historical heritage, La Chaise-Dieu is a must for anyone wanting to discover the Haute-Loire. Its radiant gothic style abbey church and its visit route, its Echo room, its XNUMXth century tapestries, a unique treasure in the world. But if for once, we make you discover the Casadean city through…

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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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Paddling in the Allier, where the salmon go up

If the salmon do not hesitate to travel thousands of kilometers to return to lay their eggs in the Allier gorges, it is because this river is exceptional. And for many reasons… The Allier, an inexhaustible playground for sports and nature lovers Wild and tumultuous, it is ideal for those…

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Go on an adventure on the Grande Traversée de la Haute-Loire by mountain bike

Let's go for 12 days of a unique journey over more than 600 km. Like a tour of France, the GTHL reserves a variety of landscapes, a diversity of paths, singles, tracks… All of this, dotted with accommodation labeled Respirando and Accueil Vélo for the greatest comfort of cyclists. Designed and designed for mountain bikers...

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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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Karim Smadi, a trail runner with a big heart, in love with his native Haute-Loire

A native of Puy-en-Velay, Karim Smadi grew up in Cussac-sur-Loire. Driven by a passion for sport from an early age (running, football, etc.), he has flourished in trail running since the first confinement in 2020. A nature activity that has made him discover his department more than ever. , Haute-Loire. And a passion he shares on…

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Lace from yesterday to today at the Museum of Lace Manufactures

From bobbin lace from the 450.000th century to mechanical lace from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, the Retournac Lace Manufactures Museum retraces the history of Velay lace through an impressive collection of XNUMX pieces and the touching testimony of lacemakers from the time. To talk about the Museum of the Manufactures of…

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I tested for you the bungee jumping and the zip lines of Monastier-sur-Gazeille

I always told myself “one day I will bungee jump.” To do something that not everyone does, to surpass myself, to fill up on thrills, to unplug the brain and forget everything for a few seconds. And you know what, it worked! https://youtu.be/aKANfFpqh0Q A 65 m jump from…

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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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How about spending a day in Langeac, in the Gorges de l'Allier?

To the west of the department, in the Gorges de l'Allier nestles a small town where life is good: Langeac. Rich in a verdant natural setting and the proximity of the Allier, a market of local producers, charming little restaurants, talented craftsmen and multiple outdoor leisure activities... the reasons to come to Langeac …

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When the historic residences of Haute-Loire open their doors to the public

Thanks to the Historic Residence and The Historic Route of the Châteaux d'Auvergne, two large associations of owners of historic monuments, a unique tourist offer has emerged: the Historic Residences Passport. Around a hundred châteaux in Auvergne, including 19 in Haute-Loire, are opening their doors to the general public. On the road to history! HAS…

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The joys of Mézenc, on the roof of Haute-Loire, in the 4 seasons

Summer or winter, whether the sun is shining or not, whether there is snow or not, there is always something to do on the Mézenc massif! We give you 6 ideas that come in every season so you never get bored! https://youtu.be/9GeCTXu3hAw Snow or not, there is always…

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All the pleasures of autumn are in the Gorges de l'Allier

Autumn, its beautiful days, its warm colors and sometimes its remanences of summer call for walks in the forests and indulgence. So, we take advantage of nature and its treasures, like at the Haut-Allier restaurant in Pont d'Alleyras, the starred table of the Brun family who every autumn like to put nature in…

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A hike in the mystical Aubépin Valley

I dared for you! On the occasion of the Halloween celebrations, we wanted to be scared. So I tested a walk like no other, off the beaten track, in the magnificent and wild Aubépin valley, between Saint-Front and Laussonne. A valley considered mysterious, cursed or even evil for centuries, because…

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A mushroom discovery stay in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid

When autumn rings at the door, we want sweetness, indulgence and walks in the forest... Hob Le Fort du Pré has all of this at your fingertips in the most gourmet village in France: Saint-Bonnet-le- Cold. All thanks to Hervé Cochini, a passionate and fascinating mycologist who knows the…

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Skate and drive like champions at the Lantriac Patinoire Station

Skating like Surya Bonali or Philippe Candeloro, we all dream of it, right? At La Gare Patinoire de Lantriac, nothing could be easier! It is possible to skate all year round on a dry track ideal for beginners and to experience almost the same sensations as on ice. Do you prefer dry land?…

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A world tour without taking a plane and without leaving Haute-Loire

The Haute-Loire is a department rich in varied atmospheres. Crossing it is like going around the world without having to take a plane: from the alleys of Tuscany, to the great canyons of Colorado, passing through the mysterious castles of Scotland... There is a whole world to discover in Haute -Loire. Stroll through the alleys of Tuscany…

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Slip into the shoes of a far north explorer on the Mézenc

It's like a call: all this white and blue mixed together, this open view and these fir trees that seem coated in an icy meringue... Each year, we need our mountain dose in the Massif Mézenc-Meygal. For Nordic skiing or snowshoe outings of course, but there are so many other things to discover… Our…

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A holiday without skiing on the Mézenc massif? No worries !

Although in winter, the snow is not always present on the Mézenc massif. But whatever ! Because in Haute-Loire, we don't only bet on white gold. There are plenty of other activities to enjoy! Indoor fun away from the cold and the burle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egrPlB3o4H8&feature=emb_imp_woyt Slide on the snow…

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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…

Marie

Feel the serenity of the largest Romanesque basilica in Auvergne, in Brioude

In the heart of Brioude, the largest Romanesque church in Auvergne was built over the tomb of the martyr Saint-Julien who became the town's patron saint, attracting a multitude of pilgrims. The magnificent Brivadoise basilica has been ranked 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide since 2017. A Romanesque treasure not to be missed...

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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 spots to have an aperitif and admire splendid views of our volcanoes

To show you how beautiful the Haute-Loire is, we suggest 5 spots for having an aperitif and admiring splendid views overlooking our Altiligerian volcanoes. Follow us !

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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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Why is Haut-Lignon a land of women's crafts?

For several years now, whether in Tence or Chambon-sur-Lignon, a wind of creativity has been blowing on Haut-Lignon: many craftsmen have chosen to come (or return) to this plateau to express their skills. And especially women. So we wanted to go to their…

Marie

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 city break in Le Puy-en-Velay

How about a romantic weekend in the beautiful city of Puy-en-Velay? Between strolls, visits, restaurant and charming hotel in the city ponote, embark with us to the four corners of a city of which we will reveal some secrets to you... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oI_wpJ7bbU First essential , the Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe and its Romanesque chapel Le Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe…

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The Monastier Festival, we were there!

Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is “the place to be” in the first half of August! Indeed, the brass resonate! It pulsates, it swings and it grooves at all the windows, on every street corner and even on stage! Anyway, we were there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-G2xYr4I9w&feature=emb_imp_woyt Festival of…

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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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We tested snowkiting in Estables

Did you know ? It is possible to learn snowkiting with a world champion on the slopes of Mézenc or Chaulet, not far from the village of Estables. A sporting discipline that consists of being pulled by a giant kite, with skis or snowboard on your feet. An entire program ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36iwHGkA0PM…

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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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The Camino de Santiago, as if you were with “Le Camino”

To find “Le Camino” – “The Way” in Spanish – you have to go up to the old town of Puy-en-Velay, not far from Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Place du Fort. It is there, rue de la Manécanterie, that Le Camino is located. But what is it exactly? Who can there…

Sebastien

I tested for you the audioguides of the Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe

The Rocher Saint-Michel d'Aiguilhe has just made 50 audio guides available to visitors in French, English and German so as not to miss any of the secrets of this natural and architectural curiosity of Puy-en-Velay. Thanks to them, you can see things crystal clear(r). I tested these little devices for you!…

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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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Le Puy-en-Velay, cradle of bobbin lace

Haute-Loire is one of the cradles of bobbin lace. And the city of Le Puy-en-Velay is also recognized as an important center for the manufacture of handmade lace. The origin of this craft dates back to the middle of the XNUMXth century. Velay lace: a bit of history… Already attested in Velay in the XNUMXth century…

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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…

Sebastien

How to shiver all year round in Haute-Loire?

Cap or no cap? The Haute-Loire is full of spots and activities to fill up on thrills! And we, we know adrenaline experts who are just waiting to tickle your feelings and play with your willies! We present them to you? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHyx3ICuGoU Soaring into the air Pioneers in…

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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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Organize a sports weekend in Haute-Loire

The Haute-Loire is the ideal playground for all kinds of sport! There is hiking, trail running, or mountain biking, these are the best known. But the Haute-Loire is also a land of paragliding, horse riding, white water sports thanks to the Loire and the Allier, and even sports...

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Along the Loire or the Allier, 10 ways to explore the gorges

On foot, aboard a boat, on a canoe, oars in hand or in the air... It is possible to visit the Loire and Allier gorges in various ways. You just have to find yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJWjv7QNYUM&feature=emb_logo

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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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We give you 6 good reasons to come to Saugues!

Capital of Margeride, the village of Saugues is an old stronghold of the Middle Ages where it is good to slip away. For its architectural and natural heritage where it is good to stroll, for its history intimately linked to the Beast of Gévaudan, for its hiking trails and in particular the famous road to Santiago de Compostela,…

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Our ideas for nature holidays!

What if you spent a natural and rejuvenating holiday in Auvergne? It must be said that the region lends itself to it, the Haute-Loire in particular, with its hilly landscapes, its forests, its charming villages and its outdoor activities. Sports and nature activities for the whole family A land of large mountains, stretches of water and…

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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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We tested the hot air balloon above the volcanoes

With Montgolfière en Velay, it is possible to gain height over the world and the Haute-Loire. Ready to take on the challenge of a trip to the sky? We did it for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OWgPWzqDqA A trip in a hot air balloon, head in the clouds Meet at dawn with Jean-Marc and his…

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Two hikes with your feet in the water in the Gorges de la Loire

When it's hot, what could be nicer than walking not far from the water, with the possibility of taking a dip along the way… Here are two hikes that allow this kind of getaway between walking and freshness. The first is around Arlempdes, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. The second is a bit more...

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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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Climb to the top of the Mézenc for a 360° sunrise

It dominates the village of Estables from its height. Mont Mézenc is a mountainous summit of volcanic origin located in the south-east of the Massif Central, on the border of the departments of Haute-Loire and Ardèche. With its 1 m, it is the highest point in the department. And at the first light of day, the...

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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…

Marie

4 Haute-Loire festivals that smell like spring

Music, gastronomy, traditions or nostalgia… With the beautiful days, culture is like flowers… It is budding! And this, in the four corners of the department, with the key, various and varied festivities. Auzon, Sanssac-l'Eglise, Brioude or Saint-Front... The whole Haute-Loire comes alive! Get out the diaries! These four spring festivals that…

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5 reasons to try the Grande Traversée de la Haute-Loire by mountain bike

We give you 5 good reasons to try the GTHL, the Grande Traversée de la Haute-Loire by mountain bike. An itinerary imagined and traced for all: sports enthusiasts, epicureans, adventurers, itinerant travellers. The course offers all the pleasures of practice. https://youtu.be/7xeagelQGWY More information on the GTHL, route, accommodation

Marie

In Brioude, culture is experienced from every angle

Located less than an hour from Clermont-Ferrand, Brioude definitely has it all! A modern and contemporary art center with event exhibitions, open-air concerts on the banks of the Allier where it is good to relax and painting festivals where many talents are revealed... Welcome to Brioude, a small town of…

Laure

The Corboeuf ravine is the Colorado Auvergnat!

It is a must in the department! Nicknamed the little Auvergne Colorado, this atypical site can be discovered during a family walk along part of La Galoche, the old railway line which notably linked Lavoûte-sur-Loire and Yssingeaux. Crawl near the crests of the small Auvergne Colorado With a little imagination, you could imagine yourself in a setting…

Marie

The lace of Puy-en-Velay is revealed

Seeing, in the street of the Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay cathedral, a woman leaning over her square of bobbin lace could give a scent of yesteryear to this ancestral know-how. But that's without counting on the creativity and innovation of enthusiasts who are constantly reinventing it to make lace a resolutely living art.…

Laure

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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Lac de Malaguet, a corner of paradise for anglers, but not only…

At Lake Malaguet between Clermont-Ferrand and Le Puy-en-Velay, it is possible to fish, but also to recharge your batteries in this haven of peace. Malaguet Lake is THE place for nature lovers! Walk in the forest, daydream in the sun, or tease the cool trout on the peaceful waters of the lake……

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Le Puy-en-Velay through the lens of our Instagrammers

What do they love? Immortalize their secret corner, capture the right light and share their photos on Instagram. Excerpts from influencers in love with this incredible city, who roam the streets, ready to capture moods and colors. This is Le Puy-en-Velay as you've never seen it before! Le Puy-en-Velay, in colors and images @Alexandre As'Pix…

Laure

Beer survey: Why is there so much brewing in Haute-Loire?

It's the perfect summer drink, fresh and light, we appreciate it all the more if the beer has a nice color, light bubbles and a little taste of "je ne sais quoi" that makes us look at the label. Luckily, in Haute-Loire, craft breweries have sprouted like mushrooms: only 3…

Laure

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...

Sebastien

In Haute-Loire, cycling is a big deal!

Cycling & cheeses, itineraries served on a platter. It's not because we love the little queen that we are not greedy, quite the contrary! So, we recommend two itineraries filled with cheese stages to combine the pleasure of prawns and refined encounters with the good taste of the Haute-Loire terroir... A gourmet break among the...

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In the secrets of the castle of Valprivas

The castle of Valprivas, on the steps of Forez and Velay, opens to the public and reveals its secrets... Dating from the XNUMXth century for its oldest parts, the castle of Valprivas is a witness of history. Its old stones have passed through the ages… From the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth century, or even from the XNUMXth to the XNUMXth…

Marie

Roadtrip: the secrets of the villages of Haute-Loire by motorbike?

Motorcycle road-trip in the legendary villages of Haute-Loire. Winding roads that caress an atypical topography, quality coatings for a change of scenery in the middle mountains. How good it is to drive on the roads of Haute-Loire… Any idea of ​​a road-trip to take advantage of the diversity of these panoramas? Connect 11 charming villages classified among…

Laure

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…

Marie

A trip like no other aboard a tourist train

Do you like going back in time and admiring nature in an original or even unprecedented way? We have what you need ! A retro train trip that offers the most beautiful panoramas over the department. We call that tourist trains. And you know what ? There are several in the department…

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12 experiences to live in Haute-Loire

And if you came to Haute-Loire to experience unique and timeless moments, in the four corners of the department? 1- Have an aperitif at sunset at the top of Lizieux In the evening, we find Olivier, our guide for the evening to reach the top of Lizieux before the sun goes down. After…

Marie

"My castle life": meeting with three lords of Haute-Loire

And if the best kept secret of Auvergne was on the side of the castles of Haute-Loire? Meeting with three castellans among the forty castles in the department. The XNUMXth century Château de Volhac, in Coubon What is the history of the Château de Volhac? Anne Muller: “We bought the château in…

Laure

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…

Sebastien

A trip to the Gorges de l'Allier in vintage mode

With these delightfully quaint little villages, it looks like the Gorges de l'Allier were created to transport us back to the 60s. So some admirers of "retro" fashion had the good idea to offer the rental of vintage gear that will make our trip out of the ordinary. What would you say…

Laure

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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Get on the bike!

The Haute-Loire, paradise for all cyclists. As if we had wings, we put on the miles to see the country while remaining free and connected with what surrounds us. On the way or on the road, for the addicts or the more dilettante, there is something for everyone because these are not…

Sebastien

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…

Laure

The “Most beautiful villages in France” in Haute-Loire

Auvergne has 10 municipalities labeled “Most Beautiful Villages of France” and among them, more than half are in Haute-Loire. There are 6 of them: Polignac, Arlempdes, Pradelles, Lavaudieu, Blesle and the very latest Lavoûte-Chilhac. Arlempdes and its castle perched in the Loire gorges Built at the top of a…

Laure

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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A weekend on the Ally plateau, west of Haute-Loire

On the border of Cantal and Haute-Loire, 30 minutes from Brioude, a vast plateau extends: Ally-Mercoeur and its land caressed by the wind. There, it is also possible to visit old windmills and even to sleep there; to build kites; to discover the secret of wind turbines. But…

Sebastien

Le Puy de lumière dresses the monuments of Le Puy-en-Velay in color

The Puy de lumière show explores the beauty of the architectural heritage of the city of Puy-en-Velay in the most beautiful way, dressing the old stones of the Ponote city in a thousand colors. Enough to make onlookers enjoy a magnificent show as soon as night falls, every summer evening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLUPyjR8gI Nine monuments…

Laure

The wild Loire in 2 days to discover the first castles

The last wild river in Europe, the Loire has its source at the gates of Haute-Loire, at Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc in Ardèche. Very quickly, it threads its way towards Auvergne in Haute-Loire from south to north. An intrepid river, it has dug nearly 100 km of majestic gorges with basalt cliffs, with the first castles of…

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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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The sentinels of the wild Loire, the first castles of the Loire

The Loire is a large French river which has a particularity in Haute-Loire, that of having preserved its wild side. It is even the last wild river in Europe, rich in unparalleled biodiversity and a unique heritage. Intrepid, she dug nearly 100 km of gorges punctuated over the centuries by historic sentinels: the…

Sebastien

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