For your holidays in Auvergne, far from the large crowded amusement parks and suffocating highways, Livradois-Forez is home to small towns full of character. To be discovered then with curious eyes and a poetic soul. Each thus hides architectural nuggets and stories to tell. Because here Coco Chanel lived her childhood. George Sand also spent her holidays. The royal water of the banquets of Versailles comes from there. The largest mountain abbey in Europe is located here… There is so much to tell in Livradois-Forez, this small country full of towns and cities of character.
Today, twelve other towns and cities of character in the territory have also been selected by the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park. They are the subject of in-depth work bringing together historians, scholars, artists and writers to create a collection of rich and entertaining guides. They then present one or more thematic circuits in the heart of each town.
13 guides to unearth for your visits to towns and villages of character
Lavaudieu et Usson are two towns of character in Livradois-Forez. They are also recognized among the Most Beautiful Villages of France. Consequently, they are part of the towns and cities of character in this beautiful region of Auvergne.
These precious visit documents can be downloaded from our website:
- The Chaise-Dieu
Get hold of these guides (in printed or PDF version) and follow the recommended route. You will then make interesting discoveries about the heritage and history of the place!
Small preview: we discover in Ambert…
That tourism in Ambert goes through the visit of the round town hall... unique in Europe. A remarkable esplanade typical of the XNUMXth centurye century. Then you visit the all-purpose mills, especially the paper, and in particular the Moulin Richard de Bas. For us, Chabrier and Vialatte are the famous men who left their mark on this beautiful town. Thus, even today, the railway yesterday will take you on an adventure. Of course, no tourism in Ambert without having tasted theAOP Fourme d'Ambert. Let's not forget that Ambert is also a cutting-edge company!