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Châteldon

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

Châteldon is a town where develops an economic activity (markets, fairs), from the thirteenth century. It is located at the foot of the castle of the stronghold of Castrum Odonis of the Count of Auvergne Guy II. Taken by force, around the year 1200, by Archimbaud on behalf of Lord Bourbon Guy de Dampierre, we can see a story of the fight between Philip Augustus, King of France allied with the Bourbons, and the King of England supported by the Counts of Auvergne.

The water of Châteldon:

"The waters of Châteldon will heal your Majesty sometimes, will often relieve and comfort you always." It is in these terms that Fagon, Doctor of the Court, recommends as early as 1650 the water of Louis XIV to Châteldon. Conquered by the benefits of the water of Châteldon, the Sun King comes regularly by bottles from Auvergne for its daily use in Versailles. But for Châteldon, the royal road does not stop there since in 1778, Dr. Desbrest, Councilor of King Louis XIV and Doctor of the armies, publishes a treaty of Mineral Waters of Châteldon. A work in which he describes Châteldon as the lightest and most digestible water of the Kingdom. Today, Châteldon water is produced at only 1,000,000 passes per year. Châteldon is not just a table water, it's simply the water of large tables. It is also found in major hotels and starred restaurants. Because of its delicacy and rarity, Châteldon is ideally suited to be selected by the most famous delicatessens. Exclusively packaged in a 75cl bottle, Châteldon is thus present in the shelves of the largest grocery stores in Paris or at grocers around Thiers.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChâteldon
Postcode63290
Tourism labels
Latitude45.9781670 (N 45° 58’ 41”)
Longitude3.5194350 (E 3° 31’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 285m to 862m
Surface area28.43 km²
Population791 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (34 mi, 45 min)
Insee code63102
IntercommunalityCC Thiers Dore et Montagne
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Ris2.2 mi (6 min)
Puy-Guillaume3 mi (9 min)
Mariol4.5 mi (11 min)
Limons5.1 mi (13 min)
Paslières5.8 mi (13 min)
Charnat6 mi (15 min)
Saint-Priest-Bramefant6.1 mi (15 min)
Lachaux6.3 mi (16 min)
Noalhat6.8 mi (18 min)
Saint-Yorre7.5 mi (14 min)
Mons8 mi (18 min)
Vinzelles8.1 mi (18 min)
Luzillat8.2 mi (17 min)
Dorat8.2 mi (20 min)
Saint-Victor-Montvianeix8.4 mi (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

View of the castle
View of the castle
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View of the village
View of the village
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Sergentale House
Sergentale House
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Wine growers houses
Wine growers houses
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 1°C - Max. 15°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 0°C - Max. 11°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. -2°C - Max. 17°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
See carthorses at work
Culture and education4 € to 10 € Le Mayet-de-Montagne (6.4 mi)
Renting an electric bike
Sports sensations20 € Abrest (9.5 mi)
Sensoriality/animality workshop
Well-being72 € Vichy (11.7 mi)
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (11.9 mi)
Guided nature hike in the Auvergne mountains
Nature and the great outdoors140 € to 240 € Volvic (25 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Visit of Maringues and its Tanneries
HikeEasy20 minMaringues (10 mi)
Crapa fitness trail
HikeIntermediate40 minBellerive-sur-Allier (12.3 mi)
Tower Ormet to Valignat to Veauce
HikeEasy1h30Valignat (25 mi)
Squirrel circuit
Snowshoe hikeEasy1h25Chalmazel-Jeansagnière (26 mi)
Fox Tour
Snowshoe hikeIntermediate3h20Chalmazel-Jeansagnière (26 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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