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  • Located in the centre of the picturesque Couze Chambon river valley, the town of Saint-Nectaire is overlooked by its Roman church dating from the XIIth century.

  • To discover

  • Salt marsh (one of the largest in the Auvergne)
    Megaliths (dolmens and menhirs)
    Saillant waterfall
    Sancy seen from the sky (hot air balloon trip)
    Many craftsmen: potter, clog and wooden-soled shoe manufacturer, jam maker
    Kangaroo and coypu breeding

  • Activities and leisure

  • Adventure trail and via ferrata in the forest
    4x4 trail
    Health: at the Thermadore centre, treatment and relaxation packages (body massages using dynamic essential oils, energizing bath)
    Casino, swimming pool


  • XIIth century Roman church

    XIIth century Roman church
  • Built on Mont-Cornadore, it stands as proud as a cathedral and overlooks the entire site. It is part of the 5 main churches of the Auvergne, being especially famous for its treasure (a bust of Saint Baudime, the majestic Notre Dame du Mont Cornadore virgin, binding plates, the reliquary arm of Saint-Nectaire) and the polychrome capitals. (Renovated in 2009).

  • Visits in English

  • The Mysteries of Farges
    In the middle of medieval cave dwellings, relive the mysterious history of the caves in warrior times, share the secret of Abbot Dubois during the French Revolution and wonder at the Viginet treasure, embossed photos from the beginning of the XXth century  
    The petrified fountains: seven generations of craftsmen invite you to share their passion during an unusual underground visit to discover their artistic profession  
    The Caves of Cornadore: discover the fascinating atmosphere of the first thermal baths in Roman times  
    House of Cheese (documentary in English)


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