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Insee code63314
AltitudeFrom 756 to 1118 meters
Surface23.99 km²
Population559 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²


Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 64 km, 68 min)Grandval at 3.6 km (6 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeLe Monestier at 3.8 km (8 min)
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  • The Township of Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine:
  • This small township is part of the Regional Natural Park of Livradois, which marks the uniqueness of landscapes, fauna and flora that you can find in the area. Located mid-mountain, the town offers magnificent views of the mountains of Forez.
  • The Saint-Amant must have been inhabited since prehistoric times, the Roman Empire had to cross a road from west to east, few traces remain west of the community center in Neuville.
  • In the 18th century the country was overcrowded, wheat was virtually unknown, many men were temporarily emigrate, particularly as sawyers, they went in the fall and returning in the spring. Those who remained often added to the meager income that agricultural weaving and sold for a nominal fee "stamens buratins, hawkers" to merchants Ambert. 1770 the country experienced a revolution of the potato, it was one of the Auvergne region, where it was best accepted.
  • Until the mid-19th century the population grew steadily in 1876 the township had 5754 inhabitants. Then came the rapid decline, favored by the disappearance of textile crafts.
  • It may be recalled that the region of Saint-Amant, among others, the scene of the exploits of Gaspard mountains, the famous hero of Henry Pourrat. And the writer of origin Auvergne, Alexander Vialatte sojourned in Saint-Amant, where he wrote his famous novel The fruits of Congo.
  • Saint-Amant-Roche-Savine:
  • Altitude: 905 m.
  • Origin of name: Saint-Amant who gave his name to the town of Bordeaux was a bishop in the 5th century. The people are Savinois.
  • Saint-Amant had to suffer a lot of religious wars. In February 1577 the Protestant leader Merle d'Ambert and seized him and his troops were committing many atrocities in the Livradois. In 1590 or 1591 the royalist Captain Basset, after restoring the authority of Henry the 4th to the valley of the Dore, occupied the whole tray Livradois.
  • From 1714 some work was undertaken on the path to Billom Ambert via Saint-Amant, it should be used by the mail Ambert Clermont who made two trips per week.
  • The silver-lead mines:
  • The soil of Saint-Amant holds three cold mineral springs that were hardly ever used, except incidentally that of the Fayolle near the village, it was the same with several metal veins except argentiferous lead located near the current road Clermont Montbrison.
  • In 1755 there was Peyrenc Moras do some work soon arrested by the departure of German workers who had been called there. They were taken in 1828 operating income of more than 11 square kilometers area.
  • The mine finally ceased activity in 1833.


  • The Church of St. Bartholomew:
  • The current church was largely rebuilt in the 15th century with the granite of the country. The parish was placed under the patronage of Saint Barthélemy.
  • This is a Gothic building comprising a nave of three bays with aisles of unequal width, followed by a canted apse opening on two collateral spans. With the exception of the west span of collateral that are half-barrel vaulted to buttress the first bay of the nave bearing the bell, the whole is covered with ribbed vaults whose ribs are received on carriers engaged in the nave and aisles. The openings are lined with flamboyant tracery.
  • Gateway to the West has a fanlight, the south which opens onto the square is Livradois guy with pinnacles and Crocette on archivolte.
  • The square tower is pierced on the floor of two bays with arches gargoyles. It has four bells 1747 (from St. Diéry), 1749 (from Seurot), 1782 (from L.Decharme, MH1913) and 1839 (for Decharme-Renaud). Stamp Clock is dated 1474.
  • The interior of the church is painted entirely, thanks to recent restoration (from 1986), the original paintings have been identified in most of the church. A span is still decorated with the whitewash of the nineteenth.
  • Hiking trail: Circuit Savine:
  • 11 km, 3:30, yellow markings, 837/1068 m.
  • Departure place Saint-Martin.
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MonumentsChurch Saint-Barthélémy


  • July 14: Pot July 14. Torchlight. Hoedown.
  • Late July: Festival La Belle Rouge village, with Cie Jolie Mome. Information to the Tourist Office of the High Livradois at +33 4 73 72 05 95 and on the website of the Company.
  • The second Sunday of August: Flea market in the village.
  • Late August: Festa or "PatroMale Day".


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