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Le Broc

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

Le Broc - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme
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Small town character of the Puy-de-Dôme, in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Le Broc takes place just a few kilometers from Issoire, and forty kilometers from Clermont-Ferrand. The village lies in the plain of Lembron, near Chalus, Antoingt and Orbeil.

Built on a basalt outcrop overlooking the surrounding valley, the town of Broc is populated for many centuries, as evidenced by prehistoric remains found there. She knows an important development in the course of the Middle Ages, especially with the construction of his castle in the thirteenth century. Today, it reveals an important architectural heritage which recalls the importance of the city in medieval times.

Lovers of old buildings and history will be immediately charmed by this city full of charm and authenticity in the heart of a region of great beauty.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Broc
Postcode63500
Tourism label
Latitude45.5000320 (N 45° 30’ 0”)
Longitude3.2450009 (E 3° 14’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 376m to 567m
Surface area17.45 km²
Population688 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (26 mi, 36 min)
Insee code63054
IntercommunalityCA Pays d'Issoire
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Bergonne1.8 mi (5 min)
Le Breuil-sur-Couze2.5 mi (8 min)
Gignat3.9 mi (11 min)
Issoire3.9 mi (8 min)
Saint-Germain-Lembron4.2 mi (10 min)
Antoingt4.7 mi (12 min)
Chalus5.5 mi (13 min)
Boudes5.8 mi (13 min)
Parentignat5.8 mi (10 min)
Solignat5.9 mi (14 min)
Collanges5.9 mi (14 min)
Nonette-Orsonnette5.9 mi (12 min)
Orbeil6 mi (10 min)
Villeneuve6.3 mi (14 min)
Vichel6.5 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Listed historical monument, the ruins of the castle still today can admire a thirteenth century tower and various elements ranging from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century.

Nearby, you can admire the Commandery Chassaing, a former priory that once belonged to the abbey of La Chaise-Dieu. Built between the thirteenth and fifteenth century, it is fully listed building.

Passing through the village, let yourself be seduced by the charm of the Church of the Assumption or the dolmen of Loubaresse now classified historical monument.

At the heart of the village, the fortified area is under renovation and has very beautiful houses and other stone facades. In and around the town, you can take advantage of marked trails to enjoy the beauty of wildlife and local flora and traditional architecture.

Places of interest

Transport

Events and festivities

In early July, the town offers its medieval festival with re-enactments and entertainment for all ages.

Photos

The village
The village
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The town hall
The town hall
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The Notre Dame
The Notre Dame
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The interior of the Notre-Dame church
The interior of the Notre-Dame church
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The Notre Dame
The Notre Dame
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The interior of the Notre-Dame church
The interior of the Notre-Dame church
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The walls
The walls
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The walls
The walls
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The walls
The walls
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Weather

Tuesday 7 july
Min. 8°C - Max. 23°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 28°C
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Thursday 9 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 32°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Paramotor microlight maiden flight in Auvergne
Sports sensations110 € Champeix (8.5 mi)
House of Amethyst
Entertainment3 € Le Vernet-Chaméane (10 mi)
Donkey trek for the whole family
Nature and the great outdoors50 € Laval-sur-Doulon (18.3 mi)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (23 mi)
Maiden paraglider flight from the top of Puy-de-Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (23 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (14.6 mi)
Motorcycle Tour: Between gorges and puys
Motorbike itineraryIntermediate1h40Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (15.1 mi)
Heritage Discovery Tour of Besse
HikeEasy20 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (15.1 mi)
Path of discovery of the historical and natural heritage of the banks of the Couze Pavin
HikeEasy40 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (15.1 mi)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (15.9 mi)

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