Saignes

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saignes
TownSaignes
Insee code15169
Postcode15240
Latitude45.3358420
Longitude2.4790890
AltitudeFrom 442 to 780 meters
Surface6.81 km²
Population911 inhabitants
Density133 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townAurillac (at 74 km, 73 min)Vebret at 3.2 km
DepartmentCantalYdes at 3.5 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

This pretty village of medieval origin, is bathed by the warm climate of the valley Sumène. Built at the foot of two ancient volcanoes, the village of Saignes is enhanced by the strength of its many shops. The beautiful houses of the place testify to a rich past, like the Romanesque chapel perched on a volcanic outcrop and the remains of the castle which emerge a special atmosphere.


SIGHTSEEING

Holy Cross Church of the 12th century.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-castle (XII century).

Puy de Saignes: A footpath leads to the summit of the Puy dominated by a beautiful metal cross. A tool for reading the landscape as well as picnic tables are installed.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Saignes
MonumentsChapel Notre-Dame-du-Château,   Church Sainte-Croix

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Green slope: old railway 14 km tarred with the possibility to practice cycling, rollerblading, scooter Bassignac to Vebret.

Nautical and beach on Lake Lastioulles: pedal boat rentals, catamarans, dinghies, canoes, kayaks and surfboards; lessons and courses at different levels.

Many hiking trails: guidebook "Roads Sumène Artense" (25 hiking trails - 12 road bike - Tour de Pays) on sale at the Tourist Offices.

Chastel Marlhac tray (Le Monteil), view of the mountains of Sancy.

Roc Vignonnet (Antignac) view of the valley Sumène, 12th century chapel.

Museum of mine Champagnac exhibitions tools, accessories and pictures, movie, model. Open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 69 61 55.

Museum of butterflies and insects of the world Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Treasury of Sacred Art in Ydes-Bourg: open in July and August. Tel. : +33 4 71 40 82 51.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Introduction to watercolour: TravelogueEntertainment150 €Moussages (10.3 km)
Horse-drawn caravan with leader in AuvergneNature and the outdoorsFrom 480 € to 1470 €Lanobre (13 km)
Fly fishing at the Veirières estateNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 40 €Saint-Vincent-de-Salers (15.1 km)
Arboretum, park of Neuvic d'Ussel CastleNature and the outdoors5 €Neuvic (17 km)
9-hole golf course and water fun centreSports sensations26 €Mauriac (17.8 km)

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PHOTOS

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-ChâteauChapelle Notre-Dame-du-Château
 
Puy de SaignesPuy de Saignes
Église Sainte-CroixÉglise Sainte-Croix
 
Place SaignesPlace Saignes

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WEATHER

Thursday 2 October
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Min. 5°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 3 October
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Min. 5°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 4 October
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Min. 7°C - Max. 19°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHostellerie de la Maronne
Saint-Martin-Valmeroux
The Hostellerie de la Maronne welcomes you in a bucolic setting in Saint-Martin-Valmeroux in the heart of the Auvergne! Located in a large park with a beautiful view over the valley,...
Located 19.4 km from Saignes25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsMaison Chabrat    
9.4
Liginiac
Rudi and Rita welcome you into their house in Correze where historic villages invite you to be discovered. During your excursions on foot, by bike or car, you will discover the beauty...
Located 15.8 km from SaignesFrom 57 € to 68 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsChamp du Moulin    
9.8
Cros
Welcome to Odile and Patrick, for your stay in cottages in Auvergne, on the set of Artense; ideal region for a homecoming and a holiday in peace with family, friends, or vacationing...
Located 18.7 km from SaignesFrom 50 € to 52 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChateau de Savennes    
9.8
Savennes
Château de Savennes has several luxury suites, suitable for 2 to 4 persons. Ideal for couples as well as families. The bar with its pool table and dart board makes the chateau also...
Located 28 km from SaignesFrom 85 € to 110 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 13 personsGite de groupe   NEW
Saignes
Old mansion renovated in 2012 with ecological requirements. Geothermal heating, solar hot water.. Located in the countryside, courtyard, barbecue, garden furniture. 200 m², large living...
Located in SaignesFrom 500 € to 990 € per week 
House for 12 personsGîte de groupe St Martin
Champagnac
At the heart of the vilage Champagnac (North Cantal), next to the church listed in an enclosure, a former rectory in 2010 restored cottage group of 12 people. Large living room with...
Located 6.7 km from Saignes920 € per week 
House for 4 personsMaison de campagne
Bassignac
- Single storey, 45 m², including a kitchen room, dining room, two bedrooms with double bed, bathroom with shower, toilet separate terrace with barbecue and garden furniture. The kitchen...
Located 6.8 km from SaignesFrom 250 € to 270 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
220 places over 17 haCamping le lac de la siauve    
8.5
Lanobre
In the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of Europe, Our campsite gives you a change of scenery immediately calm and serenity. Nestled in nature, mini chalets, recent mobile...
Located 10.4 km from SaignesFrom 13 € to 18 € per day 
99 places over 4 haLe Moulin de Serre    
8.4
Singles
This very spacious and well maintained campsite is set in a beautiful wooded valley beside the Burande river, close to the upper Dordogne valley, between the very big lake of Bort les...
Located 24 km from SaignesFrom 9.90 € to 19.75 € per day 
55 places over 3 haCamping La Vallée    
9.2
La Tour-d'Auvergne
Small quiet family camping, altitude 900 m, 1 klm from the village (shops). Mobil homes, chalets and caravans, sweet animations and tranquility assured. Lake with lifeguard in summer...
Located 27 km from Saignes12.50 € per day 

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HOTELS

Le Rider - Hotel in SaignesLe Rider     
6.7
Bort-les-Orgues
Le Rider Hotel is situated just in front of the train station in Bort les Orgues. It offers comfortable rooms with modern facilities and a restaurant. All of the rooms have a private...
Located 8 km from SaignesRoom from 45 €
Auberge Le Beaulieu - Hotel in SaignesAuberge Le Beaulieu    
8.2
Beaulieu
Located in Beaulieu, Auberge Le Beaulieu offers guest rooms with a lake view, and a 24-hour reception. You can dine at the on-site restaurant and visit the Château de Val, which is...
Located 13.8 km from SaignesRoom from 32 €
Lutea - Hotel in SaignesLutea     
7.4
Riom-ès-Montagnes
The Hotel Lutea is located in a peaceful setting in the heart of the Auvergne volcanic park. It offers comfortable rooms, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. Rooms come well-equipped...
Located 14.9 km from SaignesRoom from 45 €

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Campanile Aurillac
This Campanile Hotel is located on the N122 motorway in Aurillac, west of the Cantal Massif Mountains. It offers en-suite accommodation with free Wi-Fi...
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Hôtel Le Square
Set in the heart of Aurillac, this little hotel welcomes you near the historic city, in front of a beautiful park. Guest...
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