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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme
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Enjoying a unique natural setting in the Sancy mountain area in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanic Regional Nature Park, the village of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise features narrow paved streets, pretty boutiques and black lava stone houses with slate and lauze stone roofs. The medieval and Renaissance quarter is lovely to stroll around and home to historic buildings and monuments like the half-Romanesque, half-Gothic Saint-André church, which contains beautiful historiated capitals, the Maison de la Reine Margot, home to the Skiing museum (Musée du Ski), a bell tower and the Château du Bailli (former bailiff's castle). All this, as well as the many outdoor activities on offer in the surrounding countryside, make it an ideal destination for a summer or winter holiday.

As for fine food, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in the heart of AOC Saint-Nectaire production country. Attention all cheese lovers!

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: Village of Art and History. Medieval and Renaissance Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise reflects a rich architectural and historical past. Narrow, cobbled streets, shops, mansions of the 12th and 16th centuries, belfry listed building are the main witnesses. Linked to the history of France and the monarchy (Queen Margot has left its mark), the city bessarde has long been one of the strongholds of the Medicis.

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Lac Pavin seen from Point Sublime (© Jean Espirat)
Lac Pavin seen from Point Sublime (© Jean Espirat)
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Farm Boinchoux
Farm Boinchoux
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Lake Bourdouze seen southeast side (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Bourdouze seen southeast side (© Jean Espirat)
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Path (© Jean Espirat)
Path (© Jean Espirat)
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The chain view Sancy Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
The chain view Sancy Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
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Boinchoux Farm
Boinchoux Farm
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Farm Boinchoux
Farm Boinchoux
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Lac Pavin seen the dam (© Jean Espirat)
Lac Pavin seen the dam (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Bourdouze seen northwest side (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Bourdouze seen northwest side (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from the Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
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