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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Ambert
Insee code63003
AltitudeFrom 514 to 1365 meters
Surface60.48 km²
Population7235 inhabitants
Density119 inhabitants/km²


National labelsLa Forie at 5.1 km (8 min)
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 90 km, 78 min)Saint-Ferréol-des-Côtes at 6.3 km (13 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeThiolières at 6.9 km (12 min)
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The sub-prefecture Ambert lies at the heart of the Regional Natural Livradois.

Lyon 138 km, Clermont-Ferrand and 77 km, 85 km Vichy, Le Puy-en-Velay to 71 km, Saint-Etienne to 79 km, Paris 438 km.

Most Beautiful City Detours in France. City flower 2 flowers.


  • Wood-framed houses of the 15th century in the historic district.
  • Church of Saint John (Southern Gothic and Renaissance tower). It was long known as the Cathedral of Livradois is whether it imposes on the landscape Ambert!
  • Guided tours of the city Ambert circuits and allowing bus companies, associations, school groups, days turn-key on request to the Office of Tourism.
  • From May to September, the "nature and heritage walks" allow you to discover the family built and natural heritage of the region Ambert and confirmed with a guide.
  • Dolmen Boisseyre: on the hills above the city, this megalith is one of the best preserved in the Auvergne and has the advantage of being highly visible from the road D 996.
  • The Moulin Richard de Bas, living museum of paper, you taught to make paper by hand in the tradition of the 14th century.
  • The Museum of Agricultural Machinery and Steam and workshops of the braid and beads. This museum traces the evolution of mechanization since the industrial revolution.
  • La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert: This cheese Parsley is part of the identity of the city.
  • Hiking: Hiking trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking.
  • Hiking: walking club provides an outlet for Ambert weekly, every Wednesday, starting station Ambert, at 13:45. For day trips or half-day on Saturdays and Sundays; an introduction to walking the 1st and 3rd Monday at 10am, a short walk (6-8 km) on certain Fridays. Enquiries +33 4 73 82 68 44.
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TransportAerodrome of Ambert - Le Poyet,   Train station of Ambert
MonumentsChurch Saint-Jean


  • Throughout the Year: Market every Thursday morning.
  • April: Ambert side garden plants festival.
  • In June: Racing motorcycle enduro the Rand'Auvergne.
  • July: The Race Cycling Cyclo Les Copains, Festival La Ronde des Copains du Monde.
  • In August: The Fourmofolies, Feast of the ant.
  • September: European Heritage Days.
  • October: The Balcony of Drill. Feast of the hike in all its forms: bike, motorcycle, running, inline skating ... Enquiries +33 4 73 82 68 44.
  • December: Christmas Market.
  • December: Walks 4 Seasons, Winter. Hiking and mountain biking Ambert. Enquiries +33 4 73 82 68 44.


  • Zoological Park in Champétières Bouy.
  • School 1900 Saint-Martin-des-Olmes (reconstruction of a classroom at the time 1900).
  • The honey of cheesecloth (venue and bee farm).
  • Museum of Automata in Vernet la Varenne (sound and light to the professions of the past).
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NameType of activityPriceTown
Adventure trail in the heightsSports sensationsFrom 14 € to 18 €Cunlhat (13.3 km)

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Homes Lafayette (fourteenth century), cheese museumHomes Lafayette (fourteenth century), cheese museum
At the corner of Rue St. JeanAt the corner of Rue St. Jean
The railcar tourist station AmbertThe railcar tourist station Ambert
paper mill Richard de Bas - Inside Housingpaper mill Richard de Bas - Inside Housing


A beautiful landscape of conifer forests, green meadows and high-altitude moors
A blue-veined AOC cow's milk cheese
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Thursday 18 December
Min. 9°C - Max. 11°C
Friday 19 December
Min. 8°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 20 December
Min. 5°C - Max. 6°C


Mill with 4 bedroomsMoulin de Pacros    
Four spacious rooms in a charming area near Ambert.
Located 7.8 km from AmbertFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Neuve - Grandval     SPECIAL OFFER
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 9 km from AmbertFrom 57 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Faye - Vertolaye    
At the top of a hill in the middle of a natural park “Livradois-Forez”, the Toscana of the Auvergne, the small farm, which dates back to the 18th century is a place to relax or to participate...
Located 10.9 km from Ambert60 € the double room 

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House for 20 personsGîte de Chomy
The cottage Chomy is a restored farmhouse ideal for meeting family, friends... In the heart of Parc Naturel Livradois (Auvergne) near the 'natural jewel of the park, such as the High-Chaumes....
Located 5.8 km from AmbertFrom 1950 € to 2500 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte rural Gites de France à la ferme  
Maison Jean-Baptiste: Beautiful stone house in a small hamlet in the Monts du Forez: 96 m² (Rc fl). Kitchen, living room, 4 bedrooms (1 bed 140) (1 bed 120) (1 bed 140) (1 cot bed 90)....
Located 19.6 km from AmbertFrom 240 € to 450 € per week 
House for 5 personsLe moulin de Mistoux
The accomodation is in an aisle of the mill along a small river. This is suitable for 4 to 6 people with full equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. Walking.
Located 27 km from AmbertFrom 300 € to 340 € per week 

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70 places over 3 haCamping le Saint Eloy    
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 18.1 km from AmbertFrom 11 € to 16 € per day 

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Hôtel Restaurant de la Dore - Hotel in AmbertHôtel Restaurant de la Dore     
Situated in Vertolaye, just a 35-minute drive south of Thiers, Hôtel Restaurant de la Dore offers modern accommodation and a restaurant serving local specialities. Guestrooms at Hôtel...
Located 10.9 km from AmbertRoom from 49 €
Hôtel La Clairière - Hotel in AmbertHôtel La Clairière     
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 11.4 km from AmbertRoom from 57 €
Le Prieuré - Hotel in AmbertLe Prieuré     
Le Prieuré is a renovated monastery dating from the 10th century with a 1.7-hectare park, set in Livradois Forez Regional Park. It offers free access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and...
Located 11.5 km from AmbertRoom from 52 €

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Comfort Hotel Clermont Saint Jacques
Located a 10-minute drive from the city centre, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms, 3 meeting rooms and a restaurant. A private parking and free...
Ace Hotel Chu Estaing
Ace Hotel Chu Estaing is situated 120 km from the Volcanoes of Auvergne nature park. It offers modern accommodation with...
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