The RESIDENCE is located in the town of Mont-Dore, in the heart of the Auvergne Volcano Regional Park in the Puy-de-Dôme department, in Auvergne. On the flanks of Puy de Sancy, two torrents, the Dore and the Dogne meet to form the Dordogne.
The APARTMENT has 4 beds (+ baby folding bed), in quiet residence 'LE CAPUCIN', located near the city center and the ski resort LE SANCY (- 5 kms).
Facing the tennis courts and the summer toboggan.
Unobstructed view of the Capuchin mountain, Overview to the banana Ordanche and the city (see attached photos).
Nearby: Lake-recreation area, Pony club (0. 7m) Town center (0. 7m), Winter sports resort "LE SANCY" at 1886 M. altitude (- 5 Kms ).
Bus cabin at the foot of the building.
Free shuttles from the village of Mont-Dore towards the alpine ski slopes of Sancy and the northern area of Capucin, the city center, the train station and La BOURBOULE, every 30 minutes. Shuttles are reserved for the transport of skiers.
You can go to CLERMONT-FERRAND (Aulnat airport) 45kms, VICHY 100 kms and Bordeaux -via the highway (exit 15 kms)
which is only 3:30 from Mont Dore.
At the exit of the highway, you will find the direction of the Volcanoes National Park of Auvergne VULCANIA to 45 mns of road.
The MONT-DORE is 1station of historic ski in France, among the first classified. On the northern slopes of the Sancy, the resort of Mont-Dore offers a wide choice of slopes of all levels.
The toboggan run built and secure for the little ones. Under supervision and responsibility of the parents. Wearing helmets is strongly recommended.
From 09/02 to 17/03/2019
Open every day from 9h to 17h.
Subject to snow conditions.
Cross-country or alpine skiing and hiking delight the holidaymakers. The youngest are surfing or downhill on the so-called 'couloirs du Sancy'.
The MONT-DORE is not 1 'ski-dormitories', it is 1 real small town with all its shops, services and infrastructure and after skiing, cinema, ice rink, bowling, where you have 1 "Internet" space.
If you want to have the many activities of the area, go first in the search engine and then on the website: https: // www. sancy. com /
1 page then opens on 4 tabs: Destination / Explorer / Prepare / On the spot. Choose on site and you will have different choices. Casino, Cinema, Bowling, Tennis, Golf, Mediatheques Mont-Dore or Bourboule then the Restaurants will be a moment of relaxation and rest before returning to the Apartment.
In LE MONT-DORE, If you look up while strolling in the narrow streets of the village, you can see many ornaments: friezes, mosaics, colorful ceramics often plant or animal motifs These architectural elements are often stylistic romantic, sometimes exotic and invite to escape.
ACTIVITIES AND LEISURE.
From spring to autumn, you will have 1 spa treatment. Considered of great efficiency, you will treat asthma but also rheumatism, arthrosis and low back pain.
In addition to the exceptional architecture of the THERMES, the city includes many hotels and villas of the nineteenth century.
Thus you can discover the current spa Mont-Dore, which succeeds the old Gallo-Roman buildings. Sumptuous and luxurious,
this new temple of water dedicated to health, was built by the architect Charles Ledru in 1817, under the leadership of Prefect Ramond and the department.
Do you know why this establishment is so dark?
It is built of stone of andesite, magmatic rock, present in the massifs of volcanic origin. From outside, the neoclassical building has 1 austere architecture as it is simple and refined: on the first 2 levels, a colonnade of semicircular arches, surmounted by 3 pediments-gables (characteristic of the Belle Epoque architecture).
In contrast, its interior architecture is rich with colorful decorations dedicated to water (mosaics, paintings) and Roman remains. 1 part of this establishment is classified as an historic monument.
The MUNICIPAL PARK: 1 green space in the heart of Mont-Dore.
Description: The Park is 1 essential place of 1 Thermal Station. It is 1 pleasant place, shaded and flowery, crossed by the nascent Dordogne, where one can rest. Many vestiges, testimonies of the old Roman Pantheon line the park. The green theater, renovated and covered, hosts many shows.
The MOUNTAIN 'Le Capucin' and its restaurant in the fir forest and its [Aquabranche Park 'Mont Dore Aventures' accessible by road (direction Tour d'Auvergne) or Funicular (Le Mont-Dore has the oldest funicular traction Electric France, inaugurated in 1898 and listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments and allowing, time of 1 trip, to turn into society of the last century).
SANCY's PIC and its restaurant at 1850 meters, the mountain golf course and its panorama, the Col de la Croix-Morrand Inn, the Auberge du Lac du Guéry or the Ferme de l'Angle, the Buron du Col de la Croix-Saint-Robert and the Sancy ridges will be itineraries for all.
PARAPENTE SITE of Valbeleix
10 km southeast of Besse
Altitude difference: 420 m
- FFVL 1 km south of the village, along the D26
Access: from Saurier take the D26 and join Valbeleix (you will pass the landing) from Besse take the D36 then left the D127 to Valbeleix. In Valbeleix take the D127 and then the first left direction Roche Nité. Once arrived on the plateau, park in the car park and finish on foot by the path (5 '), or continue and take the first path on the right until 200m from the decor.
PUY de SANCY is the highest peak of the Massif Central, at an altitude of 1886m.
ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IN SUMMER
Description: Embrace the eyes 1 / 7th of France, it is possible. The Dore and the Dogne meet there and form the Dordogne which begins its long race until Gironde.
Magnificent panorama on the glacial valleys and the sharp ridges as well as on the volcanic Massifs of Cantal, the Chaîne des Puys, the Mézenc and on the Forez.
With favorable weather, it is even possible to observe the alpine massif!
Formerly, Puy de Sancy was called the Puy de la Croix because one iron cross was at the top. It was customary to make a pilgrimage in May to seek good weather.
The parish of Saint-Donat went there on August 6, the day of the Saint Sixte, quickly deformed in Sancy.
The Puy de Sancy remains, despite its mountain air, a real volcano. At the top, no crater,
it is 1 strato-volcano. A very complex system, 1 stratovolcano is made up of several volcanoes nested inside each other and whose eruption phases are not simultaneous.
Eruptive mouths sprouted lavas of different compositions and aspects, which explains in part the great variety of landscapes.
The Monts Dore volcanic massif, of which Puy de Sancy is the highest point, began its formation 5 million years ago and ended around 250,000 years ago.
As studies from the eighteenth century show, the Massif du Sancy was built in several phases of activities alternating with long rest periods.
There are all types of eruptive activities known in the world, hence a wide variety of rocks and materials. The last glacial period, dating from 13000 years ago by the action of the glaciers, modeled the large radiant valleys around the massif: valleys of Chaudefour, Fontaine Salée and Haute Dordogne. The end of this period is marked by a new volcanic episode causing the formation of cones and lakes. Of these, Lac Pavin results from an eruption dating back only 6900 years, the most recent in metropolitan France.
- Easy access by the cable car from the foot of Puy de Sancy, after the climb, 1 wooden staircase (864 steps), allows you to access the summit of the volcano in 20 minutes. There you will find 1 orientation table and landscape reading.
- On foot, from the car park at the foot of the Puy de Sancy, count about 3:30 round trip (7km) with 500m vertical drop, 2 trails allow access to the summit.
- Possibility of longer hike by reaching the summit by ridges (6h), departure from the Grande Cascade (in downtown Mont-Dore) and return by the Salon du Capucin.
For the ascent of Puy de Sancy, bring hiking shoes. Be careful not to venture on this route during a storm.
In the spring, access to the hiking trails on the Puy de Sancy and ridges is very delicate. Be careful. Do not hesitate to contact the Gendarmerie Squad in Mont-Dore Mountain on +33 (0) 4 73 65 04 06 before any climb up the Puy de Sancy.
Dogs accepted only by the GR4, the Val de Courre part of the nature reserve Chastreix.
It is forbidden for animals even on a leash.
Mountain biking is only allowed on the GR4E (follow the route of the ski slopes), preferably early in the morning because the trail is very popular with hikers. Warning difficult descent reserved for the most experienced,
stony ground, + 500m vertical drop.
Prohibition to practice on other trails around the summit of Sancy.