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Sauxillanges

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

Sauxillanges - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme
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At 450 meters high, comfortably sheltered from the foothills of the Livradois granitic among the oldest in France, the town consists of the common Sauxillanges with forty hamlets some reaching up to 650 meters. The clay valley that extends north, following the withdrawal of the waters that drowned the Auvergne before the arrival of man, still retains traces of the many ponds that punctuated.

While the water causes the cities, while rarely a river has borne his name so that the Water Mother, as she seems deeply linked to Sauxillanges. On its shores that the Gauls have gradually built around the Gallo-Roman head of Celsus and the small town which became much more later "Vialle" in Sauxillanges.

In the 10th century, twelve monks from the Abbey of Cluny working to develop the influence of the monastery on the region's heritage while increasing dramatically, thereby justifying his place among the "oldest daughters of Cluny.

After (despite) the revolution and the dispersal of monastic lands, the economic life never ceased to flourish until the late eighteenth. It was then over twenty mills along the creeks that energy channeled through the mill pond which was used to Sauxillanges number of craftsmen, potters of the tanner via wainwrights founder bell??

Today, shops, artisans and even many professionals on the town generate significant activity. Thus we find represented on the territory of the town all kinds of services, health, postal, banking, administrative??, Building contractors of all trades, restaurants, bars, shops of all kinds: food, appliances, press??

Bases of the first Gallo-Roman, century after century, an imposing monastery took shape, complete with fortifications protecting the village from enemy incursions. The layout of the walls is still identifiable, but more spectacular, the monastic buildings which seem to defy time. Despite the destruction and transformation, the heart of Sauxillanges is still in the chamber built by the monks cloister, hotels, chapter house, refectory, surrounding places of Liberty and eight in May, on which stands the old chapel Prior, transformed into a museum and exhibition hall. The main entrance of the village is dominated by a magnificent castle of the late seventeenth, the parish church of the twelfth, richly decorated houses, among other windows telling the story of Sauxillanges. Many details are different architectures and to find in the village through small circuits marked baptized "randonnettes. The longer rides on them we discover the landscape around Sauxillanges.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySauxillanges
Postcode63490
Tourism label
Latitude45.5509650 (N 45° 33’ 3”)
Longitude3.3718210 (E 3° 22’ 19”)
AltitudeFrom 418m to 667m
Surface area24.90 km²
Population1258 inhabitants
Density50 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (29 mi, 41 min)
Insee code63415
IntercommunalityCA Pays d'Issoire
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Quentin-sur-Sauxillanges2.2 mi (4 min)
Saint-Jean-en-Val2.3 mi (6 min)
Usson2.9 mi (8 min)
Égliseneuve-des-Liards3.9 mi (9 min)
Brenat4.1 mi (11 min)
Sugères4.2 mi (8 min)
Varennes-sur-Usson4.2 mi (8 min)
Saint-Rémy-de-Chargnat4.3 mi (10 min)
Aulhat-Flat4.8 mi (13 min)
Parentignat5.3 mi (11 min)
Manglieu5.4 mi (10 min)
Bansat5.5 mi (11 min)
Saint-Babel5.7 mi (14 min)
Saint-Étienne-sur-Usson5.9 mi (15 min)
Les Pradeaux5.9 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

The Heritage House, a former chapel with keystones unique in Auvergne. It hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions and is open to the public in season (by appointment off season).

Many private buildings that are either remnants of the abbey or the Renaissance buildings ...

A guide to visiting the village, with different channels, is available at the Town Hall and Tourist Office. Sauxillanges is one of twelve towns of character Livradois Drill.

Leisure activities: swimming pool, sports areas, playgrounds for children, fishing ponds, horseback riding ...

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

A market is held every Tuesday, with (subject) of entertainment or demonstrations of knowledge during the summer.

A flea market / car boot is held for over thirty years the second weekend of April.

The main festival is the first weekend of September.

Photos

The reach
The reach
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View of the village
View of the village
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The Pond of Lospeux
The Pond of Lospeux
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Renaissance House in the Place du Marchédial
Renaissance House in the Place du Marchédial
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The church
The church
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Keystone of the Maison du Patrimoine
Keystone of the Maison du Patrimoine
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Detail of a tower
Detail of a tower
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pigeon loft
pigeon loft
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The Place de la Promenade
The Place de la Promenade
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The waterfall
The waterfall
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Gateway
Gateway
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Remains of the mill
Remains of the mill
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The reach
The reach
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After the rain
After the rain
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The monastery
The monastery
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The monastery
The monastery
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The monastery
The monastery
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City Hall
City Hall
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City Hall
City Hall
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City Hall
City Hall
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The village - Place du 8 Mai
The village - Place du 8 Mai
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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Fountain
Fountain
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
Interior of the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
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Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Church - Mission Calvary
Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Church - Mission Calvary
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Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
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West facade of the former monastery (© J.E)
West facade of the former monastery (© J.E)
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South and western galleries of the former monastery (© J.E)
South and western galleries of the former monastery (© J.E)
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Information about the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
Information about the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
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The fountain with the swans (© J.E)
The fountain with the swans (© J.E)
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Facade of the town hall (© J.E)
Facade of the town hall (© J.E)
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High altar of the church (© J.E)
High altar of the church (© J.E)
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Nave of the church (© J.E)
Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (© J.E)
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Notre-Dame du Bois, in the church (© J.E)
Notre-Dame du Bois, in the church (© J.E)
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Our Lady of Good-Secours, in the church (© J.E)
Our Lady of Good-Secours, in the church (© J.E)
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Painting on a pillar of the church (© J.E)
Painting on a pillar of the church (© J.E)
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Statuette of Saint Martin, on a corner of a dwelling (© J.E)
Statuette of Saint Martin, on a corner of a dwelling (© J.E)
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Statuettes in the church (© J.E)
Statuettes in the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
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Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
Stained glass window of the church (© J.E)
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. -1°C - Max. 15°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. -1°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

Many hikes with beautiful views. A unique built heritage, the abbey at Saint-Austremoine Issoire Manglieu the abbey, castles all around the mound of Usson ...

But also the Puy de Dome, Vulcania, Maison du Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne ...

The Community of Communes du Pays de Sauxillanges created an orientation tour for biking or walking on Vernet la Varenne. Maps are available from the Tourist Office.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
House amethyst
EntertainmentFreeLe Vernet-Chaméane (6.4 mi)
Paramotor microlight maiden flight in Auvergne
Sports sensations110 € Champeix (11.6 mi)
Donkey trek for the whole family
Nature and the great outdoors50 € Laval-sur-Doulon (16.6 mi)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (24 mi)
Maiden paraglider flight from the top of Puy-de-Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (24 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (7.5 mi)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (14.8 mi)
Motorcycle Tour: Between gorges and puys
Motorbike itineraryIntermediate1h40Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (21 mi)
Heritage Discovery Tour of Besse
HikeEasy20 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (21 mi)
Path of discovery of the historical and natural heritage of the banks of the Couze Pavin
HikeEasy40 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (21 mi)

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