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

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

At the heart of the Massif du Sancy, nature has remained strong and wild. The nature reserve is home to the nearby valley of the Salt Fountain for hiking magic between pastures and farmhouses shady beech forests, springs, waterfalls and hills loaded with blueberries. It is also home of St Nectaire and cakes volume of milk cow Salers and many specialties Auvergne Farm ...

Geographical information

Latitude45.5120750 (N 45° 30’ 43”)
Longitude2.7356820 (E 2° 44’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 895m to 1883m
Surface area45.12 km²
Population247 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (63 km, 1h06)
Insee code63098
IntercommunalityCC du Massif du Sancy

Nearest cities & towns

La Tour-d'Auvergne5.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Donat7.1 km (11 min)
Picherande10.2 km (14 min)
Bagnols12.5 km (16 min)
Tauves13.6 km (19 min)
Saint-Genès-Champespe15 km (23 min)
La Bourboule15.8 km (25 min)
Cros17.2 km (22 min)
Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne18.2 km (21 min)
Larodde19 km (27 min)
Mont-Dore19.3 km (30 min)
Trémouille-Saint-Loup20 km (26 min)
Montboudif21 km (30 min)

Things to see and do

The resort summer winter Chastreix-Sancy can include horseback riding in the Massif du Sancy, for a few hours or days of hiking.

In winter, the ski area has 16 km of ski runs, a northern area joining the Mont-Dore in the North and South Super Besse, more than 40 km. Possibility of introduction to driving sled dogs.

In summer you can also go paragliding (if one brings his equipment), mountain biking or fishing.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The annual feast day takes place on August 15 with the traditional parade of floats and balls.

The first Sunday of All Saints Day holiday, the Feast of the pumpkin colors the village square, local produce stands.


Sancy spring
Sancy spring
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Cascade of Creve Coeur - Chastreix
Cascade of Creve Coeur - Chastreix
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a mohair farm
Arts and Crafts3 € Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite (19.5 km)
Fly-fishing for wild brown trout
Sports sensations25 € to 39 € Riom-ès-Montagnes (25 km)
Discovery flight in a two-seat paraglider
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (35 km)
Fly fishing at the Veirières estate
Nature and the great outdoors26 € to 47 € Saint-Vincent-de-Salers (36 km)
Introduction to watercolour: Travelogue
Arts and Crafts150 € Moussages (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (10.4 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (40 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals