If you are a nocturnal bird, the Livradois-Forez offers you many ways to keep your eyes open during your night in Auvergne.

Rendez-vous with the starry sky of Livradois-Forez

In summer, an improvised picnic on a blanket in the open field, a romantic observation of the starry sky and voila: you feel like you are somewhere else, with your feet in the grass and your head in the stars. Because you are a few kilometers from the Chaîne des Puys. Indeed, as you surely know, on July 2, 2018, the World Heritage Committee inscribed the Chaîne des Puys Tectonic High Place – Limagne Fault on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. Therefore, the Livradois-Forez is the best place to see this remarkable space.

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Sunsets over the Puys range from the regional natural park

The Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park then published a nice little notebook Ephemeris of the Temple of Mercury 2019/2025, bringing together the dates when we see the sunset, in alignment behind the Puy de Dôme. For example, on October 11, 2020, you have an appointment at rue Terrasse in Thiers at 18:58 p.m. to watch the sun dip behind the Puy de Dôme. The guide can be picked up at the tourist information offices in Livradois-Forez.

Every year, the night of the Livradois-Forez museums

In May, take advantage of the European Night of Museums to push (for free) the door of the cutlery museum in Thiers, from Departmental Museum of Ceramics in Lezoux, from White Penitents Museum in Marsac-en-Livradois or even Lace Museum in Arlanc. Or, in Cervières, on the edge of the Regional Natural Park, you can discover or rediscover the Grenadiers House.

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Round town hall of Ambert

You can also opt for a night stroll through the towns of Livradois-Forez. In the heart of summer, billom, you will be surrounded by a merry troupe of modern-day acrobats. A very original visit, where laughter is at the rendezvous. And where you learn a lot about medieval life in an attractive market town. We believe it. Find all our guided walks here.

But also, night sightseeing

Near Ambert, the Richard de Bas mill will offer tours at nightfall in 2023. The opportunity to visit gropingly, or hand in hand, in search of sensations that are sometimes ignored. Your fingers caress the strips of cotton fabric used for rag paper. You hear the hammers churning the pulp. You smell the smell of kneaded fibers even more intensely. Ready, ready for a trip with your eyes closed?

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The 7th art also gives you an appointment at night in Livradois-Forez

Want a canvas? The independent cinemas of Livradois-Forez and Cine Park have films to show you every day. You won't find multiplexes here, but human-sized venues where popcorn doesn't stick to clothes.