At the gates of Cézallier stands Ardes-on-Couze, picturesque village occupying a promontory and basalt retaining many testimonies of its medieval past. Its history is linked to the powerful family Mercoeur. The remains of their castle overlooking the city.
Between lakes and volcanoes, Cézallier? a protected territory.
Zone vast plateau between the Sancy north and the Cantal mountains to the south, Cézallier pauses in volcanic terrain. Located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d 'Auvergne, the signal of Luguet culminates at 1551 meters. Peatlands Cézallier, housed in the hollow glacier, home to a very curious polar vegetation, such as sundew (carnivorous plant) and the moss? The circus Artoux at the foot of Signal Luguet is a good example of the use of rural land by man with farmhouses and their habitat. In the plain at the foot of Cézallier, spring near the red earth salt springs where vegetation grows south.
It is the realm of large areas where hikers (walking and riding), ATV enthusiasts are kings, and where lovers of cheese, mushrooms, blueberries, wild raspberries, daffodils are happy? It is also a preserved area, friendly and genuine which is to discover everything: nature, landscape, heritage, gastronomy?
The sources of Couze Ardes sources of salt Arvie, the Cézallier is a paradise for fishermen including Lake Roche Orcines to 1200 m altitude above the plain of Jassy.