Aix-la-Fayette

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TownAix-la-Fayette
Insee code63002
Postcode63980
Latitude45.5167240
Longitude3.5207730
AltitudeFrom 842 to 1109 meters
Surface13.00 km²
Population72 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 65 km, 62 min)Échandelys at 4 km (8 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeCondat-lès-Montboissier at 5.7 km (9 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The town of Aix, in a valley, is surrounded on all sides by forested mountains that rise up to 1113 meters south in wood de Guerin.

In the 10th century the monks of Sauxillanges founded a priory in Aix.

Aix is the birthplace of the great family of La Fayette. Pons Motier, knight, lord of La Fayette, participated in the Seventh Crusade. Jacques Roch Motier Champetières of which became well maquis de La Fayette is childless, his brother succeeded him, he is the father of Gilbert de La Fayette Motier who became famous in the Revolutionary War and during the revolution.

The 18th century: the 17th century the forests were actively exploited. Women spun hemp or wool. On August 2, 1794 the Château de La Fayette was sold as national property.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Church:
  • Built in 1877 for 65,000 francs over 9975 francs for the steeple.
  • The current building is not architecturally interesting, and he keeps a wooden statue painted and gilded St. Julien (Inv. MH 1983) and a bell of 1817 (JB Decharme and Lasserteux).
  • Castle:
  • The original castle was abandoned in the 14th century, should be established on a nearby hill.
  • The remains of the fortified house, 1.5 km south of the town, destroyed by fire in 1850 and converted to farm, do not deserve to be mentioned if they were the cradle of Motier de La Fayette.
  • The castle was sold by General La Fayette when he left for America to Micolon Ambert, it will be confiscated as state property after the emigration of the latter. In 1820, Lafayette wanted to buy his domain, but the asking price discouraged. After the fire of 1850 a farmer's Fern raised the ruins. Several attempts at redemption, one of the "Lafayette Memorial Fund" to Chavagnac in 1919, remained without result.

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Each year in early May: "3 hours of Aix. Out of the race at 15 pm

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Adventure trail in the heightsSports sensationsFrom 14 € to 18 €Cunlhat (10.2 km)
Maiden flight in a gyroplaneSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 155 €Issoire (20 km)

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WEATHER

Monday 22 December
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Min. -2°C - Max. 8°C
Tuesday 23 December
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Min. -3°C - Max. 10°C
Wednesday 24 December
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Julien Chaput  
9.4
Sauxillanges
The Restaurant Julien Chaput welcomes you in a warm and friendly setting. Having grown up in a family of restaurateurs who have acquired training from chefs, Julien Chaput deploys his...
Located 12.2 km from Aix-la-Fayette32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantGaspard des Montagnes   NEW
Saint-Alyre-d'Arlanc
ATMOSPHERE BISTRO - At a place called Le Bourg, Saint - Alyre d'Arlanc ( Puy-de-Dôme ), restaurants do not run the streets. Fortunately, there Gaspard des Montagnes, a must relay on...
Located 18.9 km from Aix-la-Fayette24 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 5 bedroomsChambres d' hotes/camping Le Vertige     NEW
Échandelys
Our bed & breakfast and naturecampsite are situated in one of the greatest natureparcs of France, in the middle of the Auvergne with all its different kind of landscapes. Especially...
Located 2.9 km from Aix-la-FayetteFrom 48 € to 60 € the double room 
Ground floor with 1 bedroomLe vieux frene     NEW
Bansat
In the heartof the auvergne a charming B&B? 13 km away from motorway A75and issoire.
Located 11 km from Aix-la-Fayette60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Neuve - Grandval     SPECIAL OFFER
Grandval
In September 2005 we, Bea en Hans, have started to renovate our 'New House'. We would like to share this house and its beautiful surroundings with you. For this reason, we have 4 double...
Located 12.4 km from Aix-la-FayetteFrom 57 € to 65 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsHouse for 4 persons
Azérat
Traditional house at the entrance of a quiet hamlet, without vis-à-vis in nature. Nice view of the mountains and valley from the equipped with garden furniture and barbecue. Ground...
Located 18.2 km from Aix-la-FayetteFrom 220 € to 350 € per week 
House for 5 personsMaison de campagne
Fayet-le-Château
House with fenced yard ideal for pets.
Located 19 km from Aix-la-Fayette330 € per week 
House for 2 personsGite de la Foret - Le Boucharel  
9
Champagnac-le-Vieux
Romantic #cottage for 2 people, with terrace and independent entrance in the #Natural Regional Park Livradois Forest. Very quiet, be#autiful #views of the #countryside and forest. Open...
Located 19.4 km from Aix-la-FayetteFrom 460 € to 540 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
70 places over 3 haCamping le Saint Eloy    
9.1
Saint-Germain-l'Herm
At the heart of livradois drill in Auvergne at 1050 m camping. 'The Saint Eloy' 3 * invites you to stay on his site. C is. camping for nature lovers with close. Many pine forests, fauna...
Located 7 km from Aix-la-FayetteFrom 11 € to 16 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel La Clairière - Hotel in Aix-la-FayetteHôtel La Clairière     
9
Chambon-sur-Dolore
Hôtel La Clairière is located in Chambon-sur-Dolore, in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Livradois Forez. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access, a garden and a terrace. The...
Located 7.5 km from Aix-la-FayetteRoom from 57 €
Hotel De L'Abbaye - Hotel in Aix-la-FayetteHotel De L'Abbaye     
7.9
Sauxillanges
Offering a terrace, Hotel De L'Abbaye is located in Sauxillanges. Free Wi-Fi access is available for guests. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV, while the triple room also comes with...
Located 12.1 km from Aix-la-FayetteRoom from 49 €
Le Bravard - Hotel in Aix-la-FayetteLe Bravard    
6.4
Jumeaux
Located in Jumeaux, just a 5-minute walk from the Allier River, Le Bravard offers hotel accommodation with a bar, restaurant and terrace. Issoire is only a 20-minute drive away. Decorated...
Located 16.9 km from Aix-la-FayetteRoom from 25 €

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Oceania Clermont Ferrand
This hotel is located in Clermont Ferrand’s town centre in France’s Auvergne region. It offers panoramic views of the Puy de Dome and a hot tub, hammam...
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