Spacious gite in lovely countryside owned by 2 Dutch teachers of English.Great for walking and daytrips to cities like Clermont Ferrand, Moulins,Vichy and Roanne. Not far from the famous Puy the Dome
La Montagne Bourbonnaise has yet to be discovered by the tourists. Great views and
many footpaths as well as quiet country roads. Great for biking and fishing.
For those who seek peace and quiet. Visit ancient villages or the City of Vichy
with its Napoleonic baths. Not far from La Cote Roannaise with vineyards and
wine tasting caves. Right in the centre of France.
You can admire the wide variety of religious sites in the area, ranging from the majestic Clunisian church of Châtel-Montagne, a masterpiece of auvergnat Romanesque art, to the numerous converted mediaeval churches or those rebuilt in the 19th century.
During your visit to the Montagne Bourbonnaise, take advantage of the long tradition of hospitality and know-how to be found in the area's numerous craftsmen's workshops. Glassblowers, saddlers or doll restorers all invite you to discover their talents in the craftsmen’s and artists’ village of Châtel-Montagne.
The tourist activities available here are often open-air activities including hiking, trekking, mountain biking, archery or skiing with the Loge des Gardes resort for downhill skiing and two cross-country skiing areas (Montoncel and La Verrerie). The area is also ideal for quad biking, canoeing, windsurfing, rowing, tree climbing and grass skiing or similar sports.
And between these exciting activities, why not enjoy a welcome break in a charming country inn or an authentic restaurant where you can sample some of the region's specialities, which make extensive use of bilberries.