Le Monestier

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownLe Monestier
Insee code63230
Postcode63890
Latitude45.5632810
Longitude3.6623770
AltitudeFrom 753 to 1215 meters
Surface17.31 km²
Population209 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 68 km, 72 min)Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine at 2.7 km
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeThiolières at 3.3 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Origin of name: The name of Monestier (Monascola 18th century) describes a small monastery, a name due to the presence of a priory of La Chaise-Dieu.

The village center is located in a beautiful location overlooking the east basin Ambert. The granite soil or clay in the depressions is thin.

Le Monestier may have been an important place of settlement in the Gallo-Roman. In fact, Viren, south-east of the town, it has sometimes been seen as remnants of construction the existence of an ancient villa. Elsewhere were found fragments of various origins, a fragment of glass necklace with amber, a bracelet, a handle of a dagger, a small bronze horse.

Fiefs and castles: Most of the current municipality was part of the manor of Roche-Savine, mentioned in the Cartulary of Sauxillanges from the 10th century. On a spur of a stronger mound and surrounded by moats, rose early one castle to the 13th century became an important fortress. First possession of Polignac, the lordship passed several hands over the centuries. Around 1724 the manor was purchased by Abraham Peyrenc de Moras, a rich financier residing in Paris, his descendants held it until 1789.

18th century to today: In a poor agricultural country, craft textiles has long been an important resource with the manufacture of laces, and stamens of hawkers. In the eighteenth century, there was some time in Escures a manufacturer of glass bottles and goblets "Bohemian way. The temporary emigration was to continue until the population decline of the late nineteenth century. In winter the women were making beads or lace. Around 1880, according to J.-B.Bouillet, textiles have disappeared, the sale of wood was the only source of income. It was then, he said, Monestier the most beautiful trees in the township, but their operations were very difficult. Rye, oats, potatoes and some barley crops were normal. After the 19th Le Monestier is essentially a farming country.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The Church of St. Anthony (part M.H.1976):
  • From the outside the building does not differ in any type of Livradois Gothic Portal to pinnacles, polygonal, square tower, but not high in the west but in the span before the Chorus. This feature shows the presence of a building prior to the 15th century. While the three naves and the choir is vaulted arches, the square of the transept topped by a cupola on the trunks and massive pillars separating the nave are Romanesque.
  • On the basket capitals engaged columns of the transept is a monster carved in two bodies and one head, decorated with palm leaves and interlacing.
  • In furniture we see the statue in painted wood, 18th St. Anne, the statue of St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony, St. Anne, St. Eutropius St. Roch, a Virgin Mother, the Virgin of the Miraculous Medal of Sacred Heart-wood painted and gilded 19th century.
  • The bells are from 1730 (from Seurot) and 1782 (from Decharme).
  • Overlooking the village on a rocky hill, was erected at the mission in 1876 a statue of 3 meters from the top of Notre Dame. An orientation table allows the reading of the landscape. Very nice point of view.
Detailed information
MonumentsChurch Saint-Antoine

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Annually held:
  • The Feast of Cherry: in June
  • The Feast of the Apple: in October.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Each common share High Livradois discovery trail, tagged, which takes you to the most beautiful views and small heritage sector. The trail Monestier, called "The lick butter dishes" is 7 km, lasting 2 h.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Adventure trail in the heightsSports sensationsFrom 14 € to 18 €Cunlhat (7.3 km)
Visit a creator of wooden ornamentsCraftFrom 0 € to 250 €La Chapelle-Agnon (13.6 km)

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PHOTOS

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WEATHER

Monday 1 September
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Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 7°C - Max. 23°C

BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Faye - Vertolaye  
Vertolaye
At the top of a hill in the middle of a natural park “Livradois-Forez”, the Toscana of the Auvergne, the small farm, which dates back to the 18th century is a place to relax or to participate...
Located 9.9 km from Le Monestier60 € the double room 
Mill with 4 bedroomsMoulin de Pacros    
8.8
Marsac-en-Livradois
Four spacious rooms in a charming area near Ambert.
Located 10.7 km from Le Monestier65 € the double room 
Farm with 1 bedroomCoqcooning  
Domaize
A new concept of holiday combining love, rest and good food. 4 rooms decorated by an architect FengShui with stunning views of the valley. Equipped with two whirlpools. Relaxing massage...
Located 14.7 km from Le Monestier120 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 20 personsGîte de Chomy
Saint-Martin-des-Olmes
The cottage Chomy is a restored farmhouse ideal for meeting family, friends... In the heart of Parc Naturel Livradois (Auvergne) near the 'natural jewel of the park, such as the High-Chaumes....
Located 11.9 km from Le MonestierFrom 1950 € to 2500 € per week 
Villa for 8 personsGite de Chabanne
Brousse
Chabanne Cottage: The cottage Chabanne. Up to 8 people. For a quiet stay in harmony with nature, Chabanne cottage, located in the Park Livradois Drill, offers comfort and beauty of...
Located 15.9 km from Le MonestierFrom 560 € to 780 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite de la souche
Aubusson-d'Auvergne
House in a quiet hamlet at the foot of a castle of the twelfth century, 1 km from Aubusson d'Auvergne lake..
Located 21 km from Le MonestierFrom 260 € to 320 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
70 places over 3 haCamping le Saint Eloy    
9.1
Saint-Germain-l'Herm
At the heart of livradois drill in Auvergne at 1050 m camping. 'The Saint Eloy' 3 * invites you to stay on his site. C is. camping for nature lovers with close. Many pine forests, fauna...
Located 14.8 km from Le MonestierFrom 11 € to 15 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel La Clairière - Hotel in Le MonestierHôtel La Clairière  
Chambon-sur-Dolore
Hôtel La Clairière is located in Chambon-sur-Dolore, in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Livradois Forez. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access, a garden and a terrace. The...
Located 8.3 km from Le MonestierRoom from 57 €
Hôtel Restaurant de la Dore - Hotel in Le MonestierHôtel Restaurant de la Dore     
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Vertolaye
Situated in Vertolaye, just a 35-minute drive south of Thiers, Hôtel Restaurant de la Dore offers modern accommodation and a restaurant serving local specialities. Guestrooms at Hôtel...
Located 9.6 km from Le MonestierRoom from 48 €
Le Prieuré - Hotel in Le MonestierLe Prieuré     
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Chaumont-le-Bourg
Le Prieuré is a renovated monastery dating from the 10th century with a 1.7-hectare park, set in Livradois Forez Regional Park. It offers free access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and...
Located 15.3 km from Le MonestierRoom from 52 €

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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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