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A lake in the valley

A lake in the valley

Shaded walk

A shaded walk

Old dwelling

An old building with a stone roof

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18 rue Sorel, Saint Flour, Cantal

When we send you the key to the house we include a list of trips to places of interest with comprehensive directions.


THE AUVERGNE

Auvergne hills The Auvergne is one of the most unspoilt regions of France. As yet is has not been discovered by tourists or the tourist buses! It is a stunning area of volcanic vistas, deep river gorges and towns and castles perched on pinnacles.

There are wonderful walks around Saint-Flour: up to Puy Mary for the energetic, or following the many marked trails in the area and discovering hidden cascades and remote little villages.

Auvergne hills

There are cross-country skiing trails in the area, and downhill-skiing is available half-an-hour's drive away.


Alleuze, the ruined fortress

Places to visit include the Alleuze, a ruined fortress castle set on a hill overlooking the most remote chapel in the area. Here there are twelve stations of the cross leading up to another chapel in the village above.


Le Lioran is fabulous in summer or winter. It's a great ski resort and offers all sorts of activities for children and adults. The website will tell you all about the facilities. The Puy Mary volcano is said to be the biggest (extinct, we trust) volcano in Europe. Have a look at the amazing vista and read more about it at www.puymary. (These links are to English-language versions.)

Near Vic sur Cère, on the Aurillac road, there is the Château Paulminhac, which is open for tours and is fully furnished. On the hillside opposite is another wonderful small château, part of which has been turned into an art gallery.



ACTIVITIES OUT OF TOWN

above Chateau de Varillettes

Something for everyone


About Europe for Visitors www.goeurope.about.com is an excellent source of further information about Saint-Flour.

The Le Lioran website www.lelioran.com lists the facilities available for winter sports and summer activities.

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