Châteldon

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Châteldon
TownChâteldon
Insee code63102
Postcode63290
Latitude45.9781670
Longitude3.5194350
AltitudeFrom 285 to 862 meters
Surface28.43 km²
Population787 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelRis at 2.4 km
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 55 km, 45 min)Puy-Guillaume at 4 km
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeMariol at 5.1 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

History:

Châteldon is a town which develops an economic activity (markets, fairs), from the 13th century. It lies at the foot of the castle Castrum Odonis stronghold of Count Guy II of Auvergne. Taken by force by the year 1200, by Archimbaud on behalf of the Sire de Bourbon Guy de Dampierre, one can see an episode of the struggle between Philip Augustus, King of France allied with the Bourbons, and the King of England supported by the Counts of Auvergne.

The water Châteldon:

"The water cure your majesty Châteldon sometimes, relieve often and to comfort always." In these terms Fagon, physician to the Court, from 1650 recommends water Châteldon to Louis XIV. Impressed with the benefits of water Châteldon, the Sun King brought in regularly by tanks from the Auvergne for daily use at Versailles. But Châteldon the high road does not end there as soon as 1778, Dr. Desbrest, Advisor of King Louis 14th and Doctor of hosts, publishes a treatise on the Mineral Waters of Châteldon. A book in which he describes as water Châteldon the lightest and most digestible of the Kingdom. Today, water Châteldon is produced only 1,000,000 bottles a year. Châteldon is not a water table, is simply water from large tables. It is also found in large hotels and acclaimed restaurants. By its delicacy and rarity, all Châteldon is designated to be selected by delicatessens most famous. Exclusively packaged in bottles of one liter and half a liter, and this is Châteldon the shelves of major grocery stores in Paris or among grocers nearby Thiers.


SIGHTSEEING

Visit the medieval town with a visitor guide published by the Natural Park Livradois Forez available in town hall, in shops and tourist offices. The castle can be visited.

Numerous hiking trails.

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MonumentsHouse Sergentale

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Every year, the second weekend of May: Rural Festival. Concerts (jazz, rock, reggae, ska, etc.) over three days. Possibility of camping, restaurants, bars.

One year on two even-numbered years, the first weekend of May Fair écobiologique "Humus". Exhibitors, panel discussions, organic products.

Every year, the third weekend in October: Feast of Winegrowers. Carnival, parade.

Every year on the first Saturday in December: the ten wines pigs, living natural wines.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

A Puy-Guillaume, swimming pool during the summer.

A Laugh, visit the medieval village.

Leisure Center Paslières.

House cutlers Thiers.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Carriage ride in Livradois-ForezNature and the outdoorsFrom 180 € to 250 €Ris (3.3 km)
Whitewater rafting on the AllierSports sensations20 €Vichy (18.6 km)
Sweet cake workshopEntertainment45 €Gannat (28 km)

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PHOTOS

View of the castleView of the castle
 
View VillageView Village
Houses vineyardHouses vineyard
 
House SergentaleHouse Sergentale

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WEATHER

Thursday 17 April
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Min. 0°C - Max. 19°C
Friday 18 April
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Min. 5°C - Max. 14°C
Saturday 19 April
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Min. 3°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Thiers  
7.3
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Thiers
DECO MODE - Just minutes from downtown Thiers, Campanile restaurant awaits you for a moment in a greedy world design and comfortable while red and white. Stylish furniture and lounge...
Located 13.8 km from Châteldon19 € per person 
Auvergnat restaurantLe Chaudron  
8.8
Thiers
Located in the French capital of cutlery, Le Chaudron restaurant welcomes you in a cozy and friendly atmosphere. The place is an old renovated building, with its exposed beams and stonework....
Located 13.8 km from Châteldon24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Carrousel  
8.9
Maringues
Located in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, Le Carrousel restaurant welcomes you in the charming town of culinary Maringues for a moment relaxed and friendly. The room is very cozy with...
Located 15.9 km from Châteldon40 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 3 bedroomsMoulin de la Planche Ferrand    
9.4
Puy-Guillaume
In the gorges of the Credogne green and wild in the heart of Park Livradois this old water mill fully restored will be a delightful place for you away from everyday stress, ideal for...
Located 4.7 km from Châteldon79 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsMoulin de Champhigne    
9.5
Puy-Guillaume
Former flour mill dating from 1573, completely restored, located in the Park Livradois-Forez in a green idyllic, natural and preserved, the gorges of the Credogne. You will find tranquility...
Located 4.9 km from ChâteldonFrom 70 € to 75 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsGirard    
8.9
Saint-Victor-Montvianeix
You love nature, tranquility, walking, visiting, strolling.. At the top of Parc Naturel Régional du Livradois Drill, Michel Girard offers 4 bedrooms and breakfast (3épis) in an old...
Located 8 km from Châteldon49 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 12 personsLa Boutiere
Saint-Victor-Montvianeix
La Boutiere is set in a secluded hilltop location in the Auvergne between Thiers and Vichy. The nearest city is Clermont Ferrand. This 200 year old traditional french farmhouse has...
Located 5.8 km from ChâteldonFrom 500 € to 1950 € per week 
House for 5 personsGîte aux Tourterelles  
9.6
Randan
Nice house surrounded by greenery with a beautiful view on the chain of domes. This cottage is located close to the Royal Domain Randan and nearby hiking trails. Plus: bikes are available...
Located 13.6 km from ChâteldonFrom 280 € to 470 € per week 
House for 6 personsGite dan'hube  
9.4
Saint-Jean-d'Heurs
Independent House Bungalow: You long for calm and independence, welcome to the house of St. John of Hours, we offer a ground floor house 5min motorway exit, on private grounds of 1500...
Located 18.7 km from ChâteldonFrom 380 € to 550 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
89 places over 2,7 haCamping de la croix st Martin (Vichy)    
8.5
Abrest
Family campsite, open from 10 April to 10 October, located in a quiet and green along the river Allier, Vichy and the doors close to the mountain Bourbonnais. Relaxing and spacious....
Located 15.7 km from Châteldon 
74 places over 2 haBeau rivage sur les Berges de l'Allier    
9.2
Bellerive-sur-Allier
Beau Rivage: At the gates of Auvergne, 80 shaded and bounded along the Allier River in a unique setting overlooking the gardens of Vichy, 3 minutes from downtown. Mobile home Riviera...
Located 16.6 km from ChâteldonFrom 14.20 € to 19 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Relais Hotel de Marie - Hotel in ChâteldonLe Relais Hotel de Marie     
7.6
Puy-Guillaume
Located in Puy-Guillaume, this hotel offers a restaurant and a brasserie with a terrace. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available at the hotel. Guest rooms are simply decorated...
Located 4.1 km from ChâteldonRoom from 55 €
Château de Maulmont - Hotel in ChâteldonChâteau de Maulmont     
8.7
Saint-Priest-Bramefant
Entirely renovated, the Chateau de Maulmont welcomes you in a former Templar fortress, in the heart of the Auvergne area, and offers the ideal backdrop to your stay in a 2-hectare park....
Located 7.5 km from ChâteldonRoom from 140 €
Château de Busset - Hotel in ChâteldonChâteau de Busset    
7.2
Busset
Overlooking the Allier Valley, the Château de Busset is both a medieval fortress and a Renaissance castle, whose Italian influence smoothes the original design of a building dating...
Located 9.5 km from ChâteldonRoom from 123 €

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Balladins Centre Clermont-Ferrand
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...
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Apparthotel Privilodges Carré de Jaude
Located in the centre of Clermont-Ferrand, this aparthotel offers self-catering apartments with the facilities of a hotel...
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