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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme
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Enjoying a unique natural setting in the Sancy mountain area in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanic Regional Nature Park, the village of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise features narrow paved streets, pretty boutiques and black lava stone houses with slate and lauze stone roofs. The medieval and Renaissance quarter is lovely to stroll around and home to historic buildings and monuments like the half-Romanesque, half-Gothic Saint-André church, which contains beautiful historiated capitals, the Maison de la Reine Margot, home to the Skiing museum (Musée du Ski), a bell tower and the Château du Bailli (former bailiff's castle). All this, as well as the many outdoor activities on offer in the surrounding countryside, make it an ideal destination for a summer or winter holiday.

As for fine food, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is located in the heart of AOC Saint-Nectaire production country. Attention all cheese lovers!

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: Village of art and history. Medieval and Renaissance city, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise bears witness to a rich architectural and historical past. Narrow and paved streets, stalls, beautiful homes of the XII and XVI centuries, belfry classified Historical Monument are the main witnesses. Linked to the history of France and to royalty (the Queen Margot left its mark), the bessard city has long remained one of the strongholds of the Medicis.

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Photos

Lake Pavin seen from the sublime point (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Pavin seen from the sublime point (© Jean Espirat)
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The Boinchoux Farm
The Boinchoux Farm
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Lake Bourdouze seen South-East side (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Bourdouze seen South-East side (© Jean Espirat)
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Trail (© Jean Espirat)
Trail (© Jean Espirat)
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The Sancy range seen from Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
The Sancy range seen from Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
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The Boinchoux Farm
The Boinchoux Farm
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The Boinchoux Farm
The Boinchoux Farm
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Pavin lake seen from the dike (© Jean Espirat)
Pavin lake seen from the dike (© Jean Espirat)
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Lake Bourdouze seen northwest side (© Jean Espirat)
Lake Bourdouze seen northwest side (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from the Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from the Puy de Pertuyzat (© Jean Espirat)
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