Le Monestier

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TownLe Monestier
Insee code63230
AltitudeFrom 753 to 1215 meters
Surface17.31 km²
Population209 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²


Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 68 km, 72 min)Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine at 3.8 km (8 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeGrandval at 7.4 km (12 min)
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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.


  • 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


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


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.


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Saturday 31 January
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Hôtel La Clairière - Hotel in Le MonestierHôtel La Clairière     
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Located 8.3 km from Le Monestier
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