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La Mirandelle Tea Room Brioude

The Livradois Forest Regional Park is perfect for walking, cycling, site seeing or just peace and quiet, away from the stresses of everyday life.

There is a good Saturday market in Brioude, about 15 mins drive away, Art Galleries, Bars/Restaurants, Banks, Museums, a famous Romanesque church and numerous small boutiques.

Ten minutes from the house, in the village of Champagnac le Vieux, you'll find a quaint boulangerie and you can walk to the lake, with its beach and picnic areas. Also canoe / kayak hire is available on the River Allier.

Indoor Swimming Pool Complex in the local town of Brioude.

Royat Spa and Relaxation Centre

This institute of well-being and relaxation covers 2400m². There are 3 pools, the large outdoor pool is over 210m² and has massaging jacuzzi jets, steam rooms and saunas. Facials, body wraps etc can be booked in advance.

In the winter months, the sports of ski-ing and snowboarding are available in the local forest and surrounding areas.

Why not try winter walking with snow shoes into the forest and returning to us for mulled wine or hot chocolate in front of a lovely warm fire.

You will find three Beaux Villages - Blesle, Lavaudieu and Montpeyroux, extinct volcanoes, lakes and mountains, as well as the famous Gothic Abbey at La Chaise Dieu.

We are biker friendly and have secure parking for motorbikes and cycles.

Mushrooming Weekends

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Le Boucharel Walking Holiday Castle Le Boucharel Walking Holiday Romantic

Walking Holiday

We welcome you to take part in our 6 day walking holiday, which consists of 6 days walking with local maps and itinerary (not guided, so you can walk at your own pace and decide when and where you want to stop for your picnics.) Some walks are direct from our front door; others start a short drive away.

They are a mixture of forest and countryside walks, with wonderful scenery and places of interest, small hamlets, lakes and one of the Beau Villages of France.  You have one day during the week free to visit the small market town of Brioude and the surrounding area.  This Itinerary is flexible so you can start on any day of the week.

The tariff for this holiday, for one person is 640 euros and includes: 6 days French breakfast, 5 days picnics and evening meals, places of interest to visit, tourist information and walking maps.

Please contact us for more information, reservation and copy of Itinerary.

Contact us

43440 Champagnac le Vieux, Auvergne, France - scholefieldwendy@hotmail.com - 0033 (0) 4 71 76 39 47