Ardes

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownArdes
Insee code63009
Postcode63420
Latitude45.4031639
Longitude3.1267720
AltitudeFrom 485 to 1039 meters
Surface16.59 km²
Population594 inhabitants
Density35 inhabitants/km²

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National labelApchat at 2.2 km
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 58 km, 50 min)Rentières at 2.6 km
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeAugnat at 4.3 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

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MonumentsChurch Saint-Dizaint

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • The Cistercian Mégemont: historical monument, architecture tells a history. Opportunity to visit. Information +33 4 73 71 44 68.
  • The Romanesque churches Vaudable Dauzat-sur-Saint-Hérent Roche-Charles, Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne.
  • The burons former summer homes of the peasants.
  • The village of Ardes, Anzat-the-Luguet, Chassagne and Ternant has beautiful traditional buildings.
  • The Tower of Besse, the fountain of Godivelle the chapel of Valletta, the castle gate Fromental are many heritage sights to visit in for a stroll.
  • The mill Apcher (visits on request).
  • The Circus Artoux.
  • The lakes and Roche Godivelle orcin.
  • The signal Luguet.
  • The red rocks of the Valley of Saints.
  • Valley Rentières.
  • The waterfalls Apcher and gur of bait.
  • Mountains and Chabrut Chamaroux.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a gyroplaneSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 155 €Issoire (16 km)

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PHOTOS

On-CouzeOn-Couze
 
Finger MercoeurFinger Mercoeur

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WEATHER

Tuesday 21 October
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Wednesday 22 October
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Thursday 23 October
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud  
7.8
Issoire
Welcome to Campanile Issoire, south of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne. The hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and offers an interior with more contemporary lines. Luminous space,...
Located 19.7 km from Ardes19 € per person 
Auvergnat restaurantLe Clos
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Enjoy free access to the wellness area with our pool and enjoy a cocktail in the lounge mountain nook and finish your evening with the discovery of a real meal Auvergne.
Located 19.7 km from Ardes23 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Farm with 5 bedroomsChambre d'hôtes°les Aubépine°    
9.2
Ardes
Five guest rooms Comfortable. At the heart of the Auvergne and Cantal Sancy between the gates of Cézallier. Lover of nature and calm you will be satisfied. Many walks possible discovery...
Located in ArdesFrom 49 € to 53 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsLe Clos des Monts  
Boudes
Spend your holiday in the heart of our field, where you can discover the Auvergne and its secrets: skiing, hiking, fishing, heritage... It includes: * a large room of 40 m² (2 beds...
Located 7.6 km from Ardes88 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsChambres et Table d'hôtes de margaridou    
9.3
Blesle
In a splendid site dominating the valley of Alagnon, Catherine, Jacques and their 4 children accomodate you in 5 splendid family rooms (3 Gîtes ears of France) with Mezzanine, entry,...
Located 9.9 km from ArdesFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 10 personsGîte de L'Esplantade
Rentières
This tastefully renovated cottage with stunning farmhouse is very spacious. Enjoy a pleasant stay with friends or family. Each room is equipped with full bathroom. If you love nature...
Located 3.2 km from ArdesFrom 420 € to 890 € per week 
House for 3 personsHouse for 3 persons   NEW
Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne
Small furnished holiday home, comfortable in the hamlet of Auzolle (es st alyre mountains 63) Auvergne. Independent and fenced, separate shower and toilet private garage. Pets allo...
Located 10 km from ArdesFrom 230 € to 275 € per week 
House for 8 personsGite de france au coeur de l'auvergne
Saint-Alyre-ès-Montagne
Large comfortable cottage in a quiet unobstructed 20 km from Besse many activities and tours including lakes, Vucania. Hiking, fishing on site, adjacent enclosed land, 4 bedrooms (2...
Located 10.5 km from ArdesFrom 240 € to 470 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
76 places over 2 haL'ombrage    
8.6
Saint-Pierre-Colamine
 In an effort to assure you a wonderful vacation, while respecting our environment, we, at Camping L'Ombrage are engaged in the clef verte (the Green Key) ecological approach to camping....
Located 18.9 km from ArdesFrom 11 € to 15.35 € per day 
91 places over 2,5 haCamping la vallee verte    
8.5
Saint-Nectaire
Family camping, quiet and wooded, with a heated pool. At 400 m from the village of St Nectaire, altitude 700 m. The locations, divided into islands are separated by hedges or plants....
Located 22 km from ArdesFrom 13.80 € to 20.60 € per day 
91 places over 3 haCamping le repos du baladin    
9.6
Murol
Nice camping*** of 91 pitches, quiet and nature located in the Auvergne volcano park of next to the medieval castle Murol near the lake chambon.
Located 23 km from ArdesFrom 12.50 € to 21.25 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hotel La Bougnate - Hotel in ArdesHotel La Bougnate  
Blesle
Offering a restaurant, Hotel La Bougnate is located in Blesle. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV. Private bathroom also comes with free toiletries....
Located 10 km from ArdesRoom from 95 €
Auberge de la Loue - Hotel in ArdesAuberge de la Loue    
8.1
Vodable
Set in the historical village of Vodable, this renovated barn offers on-site horse stables. You can admire local artist’s work throughout the property, admire the views of the old volcanoes...
Located 11.7 km from ArdesRoom from 52 €
Hôtel Evan - Hotel in ArdesHôtel Evan     
7.3
Lempdes-sur-Allagnon
Ideally located near the A75 highway for easy access to the surrounding region of Auvergne, Hôtel Evan is a comfortable hotel, perfect for short rest during your travels. Rooms range...
Located 12.3 km from ArdesRoom from 45 €

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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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