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


Châteldon is a town which develops an economic activity (markets, fairs), from the 13th century. It lies at the foot of the castle Castrum Odonis stronghold of Count Guy II of Auvergne. Taken by force by the year 1200, by Archimbaud on behalf of the Sire de Bourbon Guy de Dampierre, one can see an episode of the struggle between Philip Augustus, King of France allied with the Bourbons, and the King of England supported by the Counts of Auvergne.

The water Châteldon:

"The water cure your majesty Châteldon sometimes, relieve often and to comfort always." In these terms Fagon, physician to the Court, from 1650 recommends water Châteldon to Louis XIV. Impressed with the benefits of water Châteldon, the Sun King brought in regularly by tanks from the Auvergne for daily use at Versailles. But Châteldon the high road does not end there as soon as 1778, Dr. Desbrest, Advisor of King Louis 14th and Doctor of hosts, publishes a treatise on the Mineral Waters of Châteldon. A book in which he describes as water Châteldon the lightest and most digestible of the Kingdom. Today, water Châteldon is produced only 1,000,000 bottles a year. Châteldon is not a water table, is simply water from large tables. It is also found in large hotels and acclaimed restaurants. By its delicacy and rarity, all Châteldon is designated to be selected by delicatessens most famous. Exclusively packaged in bottles of one liter and half a liter, and this is Châteldon the shelves of major grocery stores in Paris or among grocers nearby Thiers.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.9781670 (N 45° 58’ 41”)
Longitude3.5194350 (E 3° 31’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 285m to 862m
Surface area28.43 km²
Population795 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (55 km, 45 min)
Insee code63102
IntercommunalityCC Entre Allier et Bois Noirs
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Ris3.6 km (6 min)
Puy-Guillaume4.8 km (9 min)
Mariol7.2 km (11 min)
Limons8.2 km (13 min)
Paslières9.4 km (13 min)
Charnat9.7 km (15 min)
Saint-Priest-Bramefant9.8 km (15 min)
Lachaux10.2 km (16 min)
Noalhat10.9 km (18 min)
Saint-Yorre12 km (14 min)
Mons12.8 km (18 min)
Vinzelles13.1 km (18 min)
Luzillat13.2 km (17 min)
Dorat13.2 km (20 min)
Saint-Victor-Montvianeix13.5 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Visit the medieval town with a visitor guide published by the Natural Park Livradois Forez available in town hall, in shops and tourist offices. The castle can be visited.

Numerous hiking trails.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Every year, the second weekend of May: Rural Festival. Concerts (jazz, rock, reggae, ska, etc.) over three days. Possibility of camping, restaurants, bars.

One year on two even-numbered years, the first weekend of May Fair écobiologique "Humus". Exhibitors, panel discussions, organic products.

Every year, the third weekend in October: Feast of Winegrowers. Carnival, parade.

Every year on the first Saturday in December: the ten wines pigs, living natural wines.


View of the castle
View of the castle
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View Village
View Village
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Houses vineyard
Houses vineyard
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House Sergentale
House Sergentale
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

A Puy-Guillaume, swimming pool during the summer.

A Laugh, visit the medieval village.

Leisure Center Paslières.

House cutlers Thiers.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
See carthorses at work
Culture and education1 € to 5 € Le Mayet-de-Montagne (10.4 km)
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (19.3 km)
Laberge chocolate and biscuit factory tour
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Polgues (36 km)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (47 km)
Puppets of the world exhibition
Entertainment5 € Monétay-sur-Allier (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crapa fitness trail
HikeIntermediate40 minBellerive-sur-Allier (19.8 km)
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (42 km)
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (42 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (42 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (42 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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