Façonnez votre bijou avec une Améthyste d'Auvergne

The stay

This stay of 2 days / 1 night is an invitation to discover the Amethyst of Auvergne, a timeless stone which would have many virtues and to transform it into a pretty little jewel.

Attached to many legends, the Amethyst would have particular virtues: prevent drunkenness among the Romans, ward off evil spells and evil spirits, fight stress and anxiety...
Beyond belief, it is above all a very popular stone for these shades which vary from purple to blue through red depending on the angle of vision. Its transparent, pointed, deep and powerful purple crystals give it an elegant and refined appearance. It is for all these reasons that it is found on many royal jewels.
And for you, what inspires you? : beauty, elegance, mystery, witchcraft, protection, wealth?
Discover its fascinating history and the different stages of its transformation into a precious stone during this stay in Livradois-Forez.
It's up to you to create your own jewel and make your friends envious. In 1 click you can share your work!

Day 1
14 p.m.: Arrival at the amethyst house.
During the afternoon, the participants discover the amethyst of Auvergne in all its facets, from raw stone to jewellery.

2 highlights around the Amethyst:
First of all, you go for a walk of about 2 km to discover one of the seams of the first deposit in Europe, jewels of Livradois-Forez. Adrien, your guide, tells you the signs of the presence of Amethyst and the formation of veins. Once on site, it's time to observe and collect a few pieces of the precious purple quartz.
Then, back at La maison de l'Améthyste, Adrien offers you an introduction to gem cutting, this interplay between matter and light that reveals the purity of fine and precious stones.
It's up to you to make your costume jewel in Auvergne amethyst thanks to your dexterity and the use of a diamond abrasive block.

You will leave with your pierced stone mounted as a necklace or keychain in addition to the few rough stones collected on the vein.

18:00 p.m.: Departure for your hotel.
. Site visit and installation.
. Free time, relaxation before dinner.

19:30 p.m.: Dinner at the restaurant
. Welcome drink offered.
. Dinner at the restaurant.
. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
. Breakfast at your accommodation.

. Activities (autonomously):
For nature lovers, you have at your disposal a profusion of hikes from or near your accommodation.

. Lunch: in the form of a picnic basket to eat during the walk or back home.

  • Number of nights: 1
Target audience
  • Minimum age: 5 years old
  • Services & equipment
    • Full board
    Rates & payment

    The price includes :

    • Full board
    • Night in a hotel** or in an individual chalet, dinner, breakfast and picnic basket,
    • Welcome aperitif (kir),
    • The tourist tax,
    • The guided tour of the Amethyst house,
    • The stone-cutting initiation workshop,
    • The guided walk on an Amethyst deposit,
    • The jewel in stone mounted as a necklace or key ring.

    The price does not include:

    • The drinks
    • Transportation,
    • The personal expenses,
    • The insurance,
    • Visits not included in this program,
    • Access to the wellness center if accommodation in the chalets.
    Opening period


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