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

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

At the heart of the Massif du Sancy, nature has remained strong and wild. The nature reserve is home to the nearby valley of the Salt Fountain for hiking magic between pastures and farmhouses shady beech forests, springs, waterfalls and hills loaded with blueberries. It is also home of St Nectaire and cakes volume of milk cow Salers and many specialties Auvergne Farm ...

Geographical information

Latitude45.5120750 (N 45° 30’ 43”)
Longitude2.7356820 (E 2° 44’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 895m to 1883m
Surface area45.12 km²
Population247 inhabitants
Density5 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (63 km, 1h06)
Insee code63098
IntercommunalityCC du Massif du Sancy
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

La Tour-d'Auvergne5.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Donat7.1 km (11 min)
Picherande10.2 km (14 min)
Bagnols12.5 km (16 min)
Tauves13.6 km (19 min)
Saint-Genès-Champespe15 km (23 min)
La Bourboule15.8 km (25 min)
Cros17.2 km (22 min)
Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne18.2 km (21 min)
Larodde19 km (27 min)
Mont-Dore19.3 km (30 min)
Trémouille-Saint-Loup20 km (26 min)
Montboudif21 km (30 min)
Avèze21 km (26 min)

Things to see and do

The summer-winter resort of Chastreix-Sancy allows horseback riding in the Sancy massif, for a few hours or a few days, hiking.

In winter, the ski area includes 16 km of alpine ski runs. Possibility of initiation to the conduct of dog sleds.

In summer, you can also practice paragliding (if you bring your equipment), mountain biking or fishing.

Hike in the glacial valley of La Fontaine Salée: Drive to the station Chastreix - ​​Sancy D645, leave your vehicle in the car park of the Virgins of Courland, take the marked trail (you enter the nature reserve), you pass the rock buron Of tile, bypass the forest of Mont, you arrive in the valley of the Fountain Salée, in the bottom of the valley, a ferruginous spring flows near the stream... In the estive, on your right you will find The shelter of Merdençon. You can turn back and return to the starting point or continue crossing the small bridge and marshy area, turn right on the trail towards Morangia, then follow the road to Ménial, turn right on the gravel road of the Pascher, At the intersection of the Bois de la Masse, continue straight ahead, cross the wood, at the exit turn right on the Lades, follow the path on the left after the building, cross a stream with a gate, at the crossroads take The direction of the Salis, turn left on a forest road, cross the D615 and you arrive at your starting point. Duration: about 4 hours.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Feast of Water in July. Animation, workshops, street show, games in the village. Gourmet stroll on a pedestrian circuit.

Great sports rally (mountain biking, horses, running with riddles...).

Annual patron festival on August 15th.

In August, the Bread Festival. Manufacture and tasting around a wood-burning oven.

In October, the festival of the pumpkin colors the village square. Stands of local products.


Massif du Sancy in spring
Massif du Sancy in spring
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Gaulish Bridge - Chastreix
Gaulish Bridge - Chastreix
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Cascade of Crève Coeur - Chastreix
Cascade of Crève Coeur - Chastreix
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Cascade of the Essarts in Chastreix
Cascade of the Essarts in Chastreix
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Friday 22 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (19.4 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (35 km)
Visit of the castle Dauphin and its gardens
Culture and education3 € to 6 € Pontgibaud (37 km)
Well-being and beauty treatments at a Cinqs Mondes Spa
Well-being69 € Issoire (40 km)
Visit of a craft biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Rémy-de-Chargnat (45 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (10.4 km)
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (40 km)
Village of Fontanges
Village visitEasy1h00Fontanges (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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