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Chastreix

  • 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.

  • To discover

  • 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
  • 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

  • Activities

  • Hikes on horseback (ridges of the Sancy, La Fontaine Salée Valley...)
    Many hikes on foot
    Trips in sledges on wheels and pulled by dogs
    Dog sledding

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