Land of mountain, with its hilly landscape drawn by the deep gorges of the Loire and Allier rivers, the Haute-Loire can boast about its vast forests and its rural appeal. It is the ideal place to spend relaxing hollidays in the coutryside, but it will also seduce those who like old buildings.
Still called « Midi de l’Auvergne » because of its sunny weather, Haute-Loire possesses a rich historical background. Brioude, Lavaudieu, or the Puy-en-Velay are places with strong personality to discover during a week-end or to spend hollidays. In guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, or seasonal rentals, everyone can find a place to stay which will fulfill all his expectations and fit to his taste in the wide range of accomodation.
The region has been standing for a long time at a crossroad between important trade roads and some of the main pilgrimage tracks, and is still dotted with architectural gems. Antique roads, medieval castles, or small churchs built in a roman style will ponctuate your discovery. Admire the Polignac castle in its foggy halo at dawn and come to discover the last genuine tatched cottages of Bigorre.
The beauty of Haute-Loire landscapes relies on the variety of its natural sites. The old granit plateau of Margeride invites you to take a walk, while the sheer and precipitous cliffs of the Puy basin will offer you some breathtaking viewpoints.
Don’t wait anymore and discover Haute-Loire’s history and spirit.
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