Our territory offers a large number of natural and built sites marked by volcanism. In the immediate vicinity of the house, you will discover a landscape unique in Europe, consisting of the famous "sucs", volcanic residues forming small domes so typical and geologically unique.
Volcano country


Many viewpoints will allow you to discover these beautiful landscapes, such as the Pic du Lizieux or the Rocher de Queyrieres.The Haute Loire is a land of volcanoes, and it will seduce you with its great diversity and multitude of sites.
The wild Loire


The Haute Loire is also the birthplace of the Loire, our longest river in France and the last wild river in Europe. The Mont Gerbier de Jonc, next to our highest point in the Haute Loire (the Mont Mezenc), is the birthplace of the river, which then crosses our region to continue its journey to the ocean. Come and follow this nascent river to discover magnificent small villages, steep and green gorges, but also the first castles on the banks of the Loire, such as the Château de Rochebaron, about fifteen kilometres from us.


You can also opt for the Allier gorges, which are also worth a visit! Magnificent tours and detours to admire the gorges and breathtaking landscapes, a small tourist train which, on the detours of the mythical Cévennes line, will give you access to views that are otherwise totally unobstructed!


Numerous viewpoints will allow you to discover these beautiful landscapes, such as the Pic du Lizieux or the Rocher de Queyrieres .Because the Haute Loire is a land of volcanoes, and it will know how to seduce you thanks to a great diversity and a multitude of sites.
The wild Loire


The Haute Loire is also the cradle of the Loire, our longest river in France and the last wild river in Europe. The Mont Gerbier de Jonc, next to our highest point in the Haute Loire (Mont Mezenc), is the birthplace of the river which then crosses our region and continues on its way to the ocean. Come and walk along this river to discover magnificent little villages, steep and green gorges, but also the first castles on the banks of the Loire, such as the Château de Rochebaron, about 15 km from our house.


You can also opt for the Allier gorges, which are also worth a diversion! Magnificent towers and detours to admire the gorges and breathtaking scenery, a little tourist train which, at the detours of the mythical Cévennes line, will give you access to views that are otherwise totally breathtaking!

But let's not forget our heritage!



A land of heritage and history, the Haute Loire is notably home to the famous town of Le Puy en Velay, capital of the department.


Le Puy-en-Velay

City of Art and History, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is located in the south-east of the Auvergne Region, in the heart of our department and is the starting point of the "Via Podiensis" to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The town of Le Puy en Velay is above all an exceptional site. Preserved from the ravages of time, the town has many surprises in store for visitors. Take advantage of the town to discover the Cathedral, its cloister, climb the Corneille Rock and its statue of Notre Dame de France, or the Rock of St Michel d'Aiguilhe...



All around Le Puy and scattered throughout the department, many other villages are worth a visit for their monuments and local heritage: the Château de Chavaniac Lafayette, Moudeyres and Bigorre for their slate and thatched roofs, Chalencon with its stone houses and steep location, the churches, Romanesque abbey-churches or basilicas of Lavaudieu, La Chaise Dieu, St Julien Chapteuil or Brioude, the village bread ovens, the houses of béates, specific to the Haute Loire... You will have understood it, our region is full of cultural points of interest!