A calm and authentic village with farming and tourist activity, Chastreix is at the entrance to the Chastreix-Sancy National Nature Reserve. Discover the ridges of the Massif du Sancy 6km away, the Chastreix-Sancy resort is at an altitude of 1,400m.
Ridges of the Massif du Sancy to be discovered on foot or on horseback
Roc de Courlande: 1 hr 30 min return trip (leave from Chastreix, take the D615 for 5km in the direction of Chastreix-Sancy, park your car at the car park at the Rock after the hairpin bend to the left)
Many farms and Saint-Nectaire cheese production
Gothic church (XIIth century)
National Nature Reserve
National Nature Reserve shaped by phenomena from the Ice Age and the House in the reserve.
This valley, listed in 2007, is a magnificent ecological collection in 1,895 ha: 490 listed plants including 64 protected or threatened species, species endemic to the Auvergne, 150 recorded bird species, mountain sheep, chamois, marmots, deer, endemic butterflies, etc.
Access: via the signposted paths (PR), and trails GR4 and 30
To see: the Source de la Fontaine Salée spring
Hikes on horseback (ridges of the Sancy, La Fontaine Salée Valley...)
Many hikes on foot
Trips in sledges on wheels and pulled by dogs