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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Floret
Insee code63342
AltitudeFrom 476 to 929 meters
Surface12.16 km²
Population282 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²


National labelClémensat at 1.5 km
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 34 km, 36 min)Saint-Vincent at 2.2 km
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeSaint-Cirgues-sur-Couze at 3.1 km
RegionAuvergneSearch another town


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12 km from Issoire, Departmental on 26, in the direction of Besse-en-Chandesse, is a village out of a postcard Saint-Floret. Surrounded by rocks, it looks like these southern villages where light does take different forms depending on the season.

Developed Village at the foot of the castle, dolphins possession before 1225 Auvergne. Roche was named Saint Floret Couze during the Revolution, because the lock formed by two rocky spurs dominate Couze Pavin, a small river that runs through the village. The town is named Saint-Floret compared to the Bishop of Saint-Flour, which was co-bishop of Clermont during the episcopate of St. Gal at the heresy of Arius (fifth century).

Several bridges join the two banks of the river and the old bridge Pède (fifteenth century) whose sole arch door in the middle a chapel housing a virgin majesty, Romanesque polychrome (XIII). When the village was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in 1944, the only bomb that did not explode was the one who fell under the bridge.

A different architecture adjoining bridge deck miracle for motorists to cross the Couze to climb the rock of Castel.

Saint-Floret can boast of a past where history has left its mark. By climbing lane on the road Clémensat appears a castle from the 13th century. A door opens onto a magnificent hall of knights. If the time worked for the destruction of the murals, he lets find 13 tables (out of 40 originally) depicting the romance of Tristan and Iseult. Among the characters we recognize King Mark, Tristan Léonois, Palamedes, Helis, Morgan le Fay ... These frescoes were executed around 1370 by Pierre-Athon Saint-Floret during the installation of Jean de Berry in Auvergne. This room is built in Gothic cubic grandiose proportions with an edge of about 10 meters. 12 Gothic ribs of a rare elegance will be attached to a beautiful keystone emblazoned representing a human face to the sun. The second room of the castle is open since 2011 and you can discover the panoramic view of the castle keep.

Today the town has about 300 inhabitants in the village and surrounding hamlets that are: La Vigne Grande Orphanges, The Montel Chazérat, Aubignat, The Outside, oak wood.


Visit the castle and the site Chastel with experienced guides from June to October.

A unique setting with a cave and a mineral water.

Source Lion's Head: The 600 mineral springs found in Auvergne, is undoubtedly that of Saint-Floret which is one of the most impressive. The most spectacular of its features come from its shape due to the mineralization of the water. The "Lion's Head" is in fact composed of a rock called travertine resulting from continuous deposition of limestone carted away by the water

Group tours guided by a guide can take place throughout the year. Make an appointment at the Town Hall Square Treille at +33 4 73 71 10 39 - Email:

During the months of June, July, August and September, you have a point "tourist information" to guide you through your visits and you discover the heritage. Information +33 4 73 54 90 66. The Point "tourist information" is open from April to September every day except Thursday and all day Friday morning in April, May and until June 14, 14pm to 18pm. From June 15 to September 22, a tour guide welcomes you from 10:30 to 13h and 14h to 18h. Guided tours are organized daily in the morning at 10.45 am and afternoon from 14h. Go to Point "tourist information", instead of June 30, 1944.

Beautiful tourist circuits have been developed between the different sites of the town. From the village, you can visit the castle, through the old bridge on which is placed a beautiful Virgin and head by a small footpath to reach the archaeological site of Chastel. Unique archaeological site with anthropomorphic rock tombs of the Middle Ages, dominated by an ossuary pyramidal shape. A second walk can bring you to the wonderful source of Lion's Head. Continuing the walk, you make a loop that will take you to an ancient castle and you descend the bridge Ribeyre.


In June: Spring Festival. This takes place in the courtyard of the school and the village hall Saint-Floret.

End of June: Commemoration of the Bombing of Saint-Floret, instead of June 30, 1944, with wreath laying.

Early July: Summer day organized by Saint-Floret Animations. This festival takes place in the public garden Noyol. Various events take place and a meal is provided for a great time.

July: Concert to the hall of frescoes Saint-Floret Castle, in the Baroque Festival.

Early November: Autumn Festival, with antiques, yard sales, local produce, arts and crafts, book fair to the hall of the castle and paintings exhibition of painting. A meal is served in the hall, like every year. To book places or meal, do not hesitate to contact City Hall at +33 4 73 71 10 39.

Mid-December: Winter Festival, with the arrival of Santa Claus and surprises for children. A snack is provided for young people and a Christmas market is held in the village hall. Enrollment +33 4 73 71 10 39.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a gyroplaneSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 155 €Issoire (13.3 km)
Discovery flight in a two-seat paragliderSports sensations80 €Orcines (25 km)

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Church ChastelChurch Chastel
Old BridgeOld Bridge
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Ossuary on the site of ChastelOssuary on the site of Chastel
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Monday 1 September
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 2 September
Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 3 September
Min. 8°C - Max. 24°C


French cuisine restaurantRégina   SPECIAL OFFER
CALM AND NATURE - That is to say: the natural landscapes of the Auvergne volcano park is absolutely intoxicating. After a hike in the heart of this unique setting, it is good to take...
Located 9.6 km from Saint-Floret26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud  
Welcome to Campanile Issoire, south of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne. The hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and offers an interior with more contemporary lines. Luminous space,...
Located 12.4 km from Saint-Floret19 € per person 
Auvergnat restaurantLe Clos
Enjoy free access to the wellness area with our pool and enjoy a cocktail in the lounge mountain nook and finish your evening with the discovery of a real meal Auvergne.
Located 15 km from Saint-Floret23 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLes vignes    
2 rooms in the upper part of a winery dating from the eighteenth century equipped with private bathroom and ensuite. Dominant position in the village. Breakfast can be taken inside...
Located 4.8 km from Saint-Floret65 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsLe Clos des Monts  
Spend your holiday in the heart of our field, where you can discover the Auvergne and its secrets: skiing, hiking, fishing, heritage... It includes: * a large room of 40 m² (2 beds...
Located 12.1 km from Saint-Floret79 € the double room 
Castle with 5 bedroomsChâteau Royal de Saint Saturnin    
The Royal Château of Saint Saturnin was built in the xiiith century by the La Tour d'Auvergne family who established itself on this estate in 1281. The château dominates the medieval...
Located 12.1 km from Saint-FloretFrom 200 € to 270 € the double room 

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Chalet for 7 personsLes Gîtes de la vigne grande  
Danny and Roger welcome you in one of their three totally independent cottages, a 3-star comfort, situated on a plot of 2200 sqm, facing south, 800 meters from one of the most beautiful...
Located in Saint-FloretFrom 360 € to 650 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsLe Fenil  
The Old Hayloft has been created in the outbuildings of 'La Maison Bourgeoise'. It Is very spacious (125 m²), easily holding six people and offers a comfortable base for exploring a...
Located 2.2 km from Saint-FloretFrom 450 € to 575 € per week 
Chalet for 4 personsGite le Chalet   NEW
Cottage cottage. Capacity: 4 person (s) 2 Bedroom (s) - total area: 90 sqm. Pets: not allowed. Territory: Sancy volcano. Chalet 90 m² with independent closed on 1000 m² courtyard. Elevation:...
Located 4.5 km from Saint-FloretFrom 340 € to 520 € per week 

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91 places over 2,5 haCamping la vallee verte    
Family camping, quiet and wooded, with a heated pool. At 400 m from the village of St Nectaire, altitude 700 m. The locations, divided into islands are separated by hedges or plants....
Located 8.7 km from Saint-FloretFrom 13.80 € to 20.60 € per day 
76 places over 2 haL'ombrage    
 In an effort to assure you a wonderful vacation, while respecting our environment, we, at Camping L'Ombrage are engaged in the clef verte (the Green Key) ecological approach to camping....
Located 9.9 km from Saint-FloretFrom 11 € to 15.35 € per day 
91 places over 3 haCamping le repos du baladin    
Nice camping*** of 91 pitches, quiet and nature located in the Auvergne volcano park of next to the medieval castle Murol near the lake chambon.
Located 11.7 km from Saint-FloretFrom 12.50 € to 21.25 € per day 

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Le Dristan - Hotel in Saint-FloretLe Dristan     
Le Dristan is located in Saint-Floret on the bank of the Couze Pavin River. It offers en suite rooms and a restaurant. Le Dristan's restaurant is open for dinner and serves Auvergne...
Located in Saint-FloretRoom from 47 €
Le Rivalet - Hotel in Saint-FloretLe Rivalet     
This hotel is 5 km from the centre of Montaigut-le-Blanc and 7.5 km from Volcans d’Auvergne Park. It offers free Wi-Fi access in public areas, a garden with outdoor furniture and an...
Located 4.3 km from Saint-FloretRoom from 60 €
Hotel Magne - Hotel in Saint-FloretHotel Magne     
Located 20 km from Super Besse Ski Resort and 15 km from Saint-Nectaire, Hotel Magne offers a traditional restaurant and a bar. The guest rooms include a TV with cable channels and...
Located 4.7 km from Saint-FloretRoom from 48 €

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Ace Hotel Chu Estaing
Ace Hotel Chu Estaing is situated 120 km from the Volcanoes of Auvergne nature park. It offers modern accommodation with free Wi-fi access. All the rooms...
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