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Aix-la-Fayette

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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAix-la-Fayette
Postcode63980
Latitude45.5167240 (N 45° 31’ 0”)
Longitude3.5207730 (E 3° 31’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 842m to 1109m
Surface area13.00 km²
Population70 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (65 km, 1h02)
Insee code63002
IntercommunalityCC du Haut Livradois
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
RegionAuvergne

Nearest cities & towns

Échandelys4 km (8 min)
Condat-lès-Montboissier5.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Genès-la-Tourette6.1 km (14 min)
Fournols6.3 km (10 min)
Saint-Germain-l'Herm8.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Éloy-la-Glacière10 km (16 min)
Chambon-sur-Dolore10.2 km (16 min)
Chaméane10.4 km (22 min)
Fayet-Ronaye13.5 km (20 min)
Égliseneuve-des-Liards14 km (25 min)
Brousse14.4 km (21 min)
Sainte-Catherine14.6 km (22 min)
Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson14.9 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

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Weather

Wednesday 29 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
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Friday 31 july
Min. 10°C - Max. 15°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden flight in a gyroplane
Sports sensations60 € to 155 € Issoire (20 km)
Jetskiing at Issoire water sports centre
Sports sensations25 € Issoire (21 km)
Stained glass window course
Crafts400 € Monlet (36 km)
Knife-making workshop tour
CraftsFreeThiers (38 km)
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
CraftsFreeArconsat (44 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (9.4 km)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (17.7 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (21 km)
The Golden Snake
HikeEasy1h30La Chaise-Dieu (26 km)
Folgoux and the arboretum
HikeIntermediate3h00La Chaise-Dieu (26 km)

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