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  • This village is located in the wild countryside between Monts Dore and the Plateau de l'Artense. It provides one of the most beautiful panoramas over the Sancy as a background. Nature lovers are welcome in these authentic and family-oriented surroundings.

  • To discover

  • Gayme peat bog (walk of 1 hr round trip - follow the signs to 'la tourbière')
    La Barthe waterfall (the waters fall onto a lava flow): walk of 1 hr return trip. Leave on the D203 in the direction of Besse. At the place known as 'Pont de Clamouze' 7km away, take the small road on the left (follow the yellow signs).
    View of the Cantal hills from the viewing table in the village
    Traditional beer production
    Roman church (XIVth century)

  • Lake Chauvet

    Lake Chauvet
  • Lake Chauvet, formed in the crater of an old volcano
    Located on the road to Besse (D203), 5km from Picherande: take the small road on the right that leads to the lake. On arriving at the lake, leave your car in the car park. Walk for about 1.2km (follow the yellow signs to the little wooden house - return by the same route).

  • Activities

  • Many hikes
    River fishing
    Mountain biking


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