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Chambon-sur-Lac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

Chambon-sur-Lac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme
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Small mountain community located 40 miles southwest of Clermont-Ferrand, nestled 880 meters above sea level at the foot of the Massif du Sancy (1886 m).

Geographical information

MunicipalityChambon-sur-Lac
Postcode63790
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Latitude45.5706440 (N 45° 34’ 14”)
Longitude2.8956110 (E 2° 53’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 873m to 1883m
Surface area46.93 km²
Population367 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (39 km, 43 min)
Insee code63077
IntercommunalityCC du Massif du Sancy
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Murol4.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Victor-la-Rivière7.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Nectaire9.7 km (15 min)
Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite10.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Diéry13.1 km (19 min)
Verrières14 km (20 min)
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise14.1 km (18 min)
Saulzet-le-Froid15.7 km (19 min)
Creste15.8 km (24 min)
Mont-Dore15.9 km (20 min)
Grandeyrolles17.5 km (26 min)
Saurier17.6 km (26 min)
Aydat18.1 km (22 min)
Saint-Pierre-Colamine18.2 km (23 min)
Montaigut-le-Blanc19 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Fountain on the village square (© J.E)
Fountain on the village square (© J.E)
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View of Lake Chambon with the bottom of the Sancy massif
View of Lake Chambon with the bottom of the Sancy massif
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Panorama on the valley and the puy Pouge, in the center, from the Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
Panorama on the valley and the puy Pouge, in the center, from the Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
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Lake Chambon, at the bottom left the nature reserve
Lake Chambon, at the bottom left the nature reserve
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Pasture near the valley of Chaudefour
Pasture near the valley of Chaudefour
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View of Puy de l'Angle
View of Puy de l'Angle
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The lake Chambon, beach is
The lake Chambon, beach is
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Lake Chambon in winter
Lake Chambon in winter
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Hot air balloon on the lake
Hot air balloon on the lake
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Towards the Col de la Croix Morand
Towards the Col de la Croix Morand
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Dent of Rancor and Ridge of the Rooster
Dent of Rancor and Ridge of the Rooster
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View of Puy de Langle
View of Puy de Langle
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Baptistery at Chambon-sur-Lac
Baptistery at Chambon-sur-Lac
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The Dent du Marais
The Dent du Marais
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Chaudefour Valley
Chaudefour Valley
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On the shore of Lake Chambon
On the shore of Lake Chambon
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Cascade of Perugia, valley of Chaudefour (© J.E)
Cascade of Perugia, valley of Chaudefour (© J.E)
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Lac Chambon, seen from the East beach (© Jean Espirat)
Lac Chambon, seen from the East beach (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Chambon, seen from the East (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Chambon, seen from the East (© Jean Espirat)
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Sandy beach, East side of Lake Chambon (© J.E)
Sandy beach, East side of Lake Chambon (© J.E)
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Valley of Chaudefour, waterfall of Perugia (© Jean Espirat)
Valley of Chaudefour, waterfall of Perugia (© Jean Espirat)
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Chaudefour Valley - Source Sainte-Anne (© Jean Espirat)
Chaudefour Valley - Source Sainte-Anne (© Jean Espirat)
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Information on source Sainte-Anne (© Jean Espirat)
Information on source Sainte-Anne (© Jean Espirat)
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Valley of Chaudefour - Tooth of the Rancune (© Jean Espirat)
Valley of Chaudefour - Tooth of the Rancune (© Jean Espirat)
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Valley of Chaudefour - Tooth of the Rancune (© Jean Espirat)
Valley of Chaudefour - Tooth of the Rancune (© Jean Espirat)
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Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
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Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
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Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
Col de la Croix Morand (© J.E)
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Chapel of the cemetery of Chambon-sur-Lac (© J.E)
Chapel of the cemetery of Chambon-sur-Lac (© J.E)
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Church cross in the village (© J.E)
Church cross in the village (© J.E)
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Detail of the church cross (© J.E)
Detail of the church cross (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Etienne, seen from behind (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Etienne, seen from behind (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Etienne (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Etienne (© J.E)
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Fountain against the wall of the church (© J.E)
Fountain against the wall of the church (© J.E)
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Lintel of the church, representing the stoning of Saint Etienne (© J.E)
Lintel of the church, representing the stoning of Saint Etienne (© J.E)
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Town hall of the village (© J.E)
Town hall of the village (© J.E)
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Statue of Notre-Dame, on the gable of the church (© J.E)
Statue of Notre-Dame, on the gable of the church (© J.E)
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Porch of the Saint-Etienne church (© J.E)
Porch of the Saint-Etienne church (© J.E)
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Street of the village (© J.E)
Street of the village (© J.E)
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Weather

Wednesday 16 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C
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Thursday 17 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
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Friday 18 august
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (23 km)
Well-being and beauty treatments at a Cinqs Mondes Spa
Well-being69 € Issoire (28 km)
Visit of the castle Dauphin and its gardens
Culture and education3 € to 6 € Pontgibaud (29 km)
Visit of a craft biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Rémy-de-Chargnat (33 km)
Treetop rope trail at Val Aventure
Sports sensations13 € to 19 € Lanobre (33 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (21 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (28 km)
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (48 km)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (53 km)
Château Rocher
HikeIntermediate1h30Saint-Rémy-de-Blot (56 km)

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