The big summer holidays are always just a click away. Because in Livradois-Forez, you have the possibility of imagining them in complete freedom. To touch then a true art of living. Therefore, activities suitable for children, entertainment for the whole family and plenty of entertainment invite you to choose a tailor-made holiday in Auvergne. Creative workshops, evening concert, gourmet escape to a market, animal caresses in a farm in Livradois-Forez, guided walk to discover the secrets of Nature... Although the choice is heterogeneous, you are free to find your "summer mountain activity that suits you. Also on site, owners of spacious gîtes open their doors and windows wide for you, for relaxing stays in the open air. Free for your family. Life is good in Livradois-Forez.
Festivals punctuate your holidays for family entertainment
In Livradois-Forez, many festive events also punctuate your holiday programme. Indeed, always in a good-natured spirit, dance and concerts are often on the agenda: family holidays can be spent in music.
On the side of Thiers, Les Vollore Concerts, is a major event for amateurs outside France. There Pamparina is the dancing festival in the medieval city of Thiers, in complete freedom. The Festival Arioso Dating allows you to spend an exotic evening with quartets and symphonies with your older children.
On the side of Ambert, the Montpellier Festival begins the festivities in a volcanic setting for a sparkling and extraordinary show. To spend a festive weekend, the World Festival Ambert is made for you. On the program: Petit Biscuit, Martin Solveig, Jain and many other renowned artists! In another register, intended for the discovery of taste, Fourmofolies are really intended for an audience of all ages. Encounter with the animals, tastings, sale of farm products... What fun for young and old.
In Billom, we celebrate garlic during a friendly fair in the town. A weekend around the authentic taste of Auvergne and know-how And from August 18, during the Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, concerts and classical, jazzy or offbeat events are organized at the abbey Saint-Robert or around La Chaise-Dieu (and even sometimes in the open air).
A day at the farm in Livradois-Forez for the pleasure of children
A great activity to enjoy as a family during these holidays: a visit to the farm in Livradois-Forez. Because it allows children to discover and understand how producers and breeders work. It is also a privileged moment to go meet these animals that children love so much. To touch them, finally. All these times are rich in lessons… and tenderness. A great activity to enjoy as a family during these holidays: a visit to the farm in Livradois-Forez. Because it allows children to discover and understand how producers and breeders work.
This farm world in Livradois-Forez offers multiple opportunities to have fun and live life to the fullest. Thus, for an hour or two, in the company of the Capucine donkey, on the carriages of the flowery meadow or on the horses of Montcodiol, you offer your little hearts real moments of joy. To complete the visit when it's snack time, tastings are offered: dairy products from Supeyres, delicacies of Garnasson… This is also the art of living in Livradois-Forez.
GOOD PLAN : Picnic from the bag, barbecue with friends or meal by candlelight... To prepare meals for your holidays and eat locally (and healthy, finally!), find the addresses of producers and market days on our site.
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Workshops to do like the greats of Livradois-Forez
Often presented as a land of papermakers and cutlers, the Livradois-Forez perpetuates a tradition of many other skills. We practice there the print, the pottery, the stained glass, the lace, the binding, the fretwork on wood... Want to slip into the skin of a cutler, a papermaker or a lacemaker the time of a workshop ? Whether at the craftsman or at the museum, we invite you to experience his gestures transmitted from year to year.
So, if you are looking for ideas for your resourceful children, we offer some workshops : pottery and painting, collage and sketching… Creative activities for the whole family: there is something for all budding little artists and artisans!
Activities to do with the family in Livradois-Forez: some of our nuggets
30° in the shade: it's time to take the plunge
Cut through the cool waters with a vigorous stroke or let yourself float under a blue sky. Also try paddle or improvise as captain of pedalo. Summer in Livradois-Forez is not just hiking et Mountain biking. After a workshop with a craftsman, what could be better than taking a dip in fresh water? Because the Livradois-Forez conceals some high quality lakes and water bodies.
We will thus find sites to escape the heat of the sun, in a saving natural setting. For example, Iloa in Thiers, Aubusson in Auvergne, Les Prades in Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle… The three “Blue Flag” awarded reflect the art of living in Livradois-Forez, in unspoiled nature. Therefore, come and take a dip and enjoy its swimming sites in the heart of the greenery.
Family summer activities: Nature and Heritage walks
Every summer, the Livradois-Forez Tourist Office publishes a little booklet full of treasures: the summer guide to Nature and heritage walks. It offers 181 dates across Livradois-Forez. A great activity to enjoy as a family to get to know everything about this pretty corner of Auvergne:
Thus, supervised by a guide speaker or a guide speaker, you will discover here the village of Châteldon, there the natural wealth of the Fossat glacial valley. Or, you learn all about the otter on the edge of the Aubusson d'Auvergne lake (and your little cubs will thank you).
Livradois-Forez is full of welcoming accommodation for the whole family
In general, the summer holidays start like this: we click on the search engine in search of a cozy bed and a refreshing swimming pool. Not far from activities for young and old. This is good, because in Livradois-Forez, the owners of gîtes go out of their way to concoct stays for you in total autonomy. For a well-deserved relaxation in the heart of summer.
Bedrooms family to sleep with your youngest chicks. Cottage completely autonomous so that courageous teenagers and parents have their living spaces. There is still time to take time for you, as a family, in the heart of August.
Beautiful and rejuvenating summer in Livradois-Forez!