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Discovery tour - Unusual getaway in northern Combrailles

  • Etang des Planches Sainte-Christine
  • Menhir du bois des Brosses Menat
  • Cuviers de la Faye Menat
  • Chevalement Puits Saint Jospeh St Eloy les Mines
  • Viaduc de la Cellette
  • Château de Pionsat
  • Piton de quartz Riche d'Agoux
  • Extérieurs temple bouddhiste du Bost
  • Maquis Nestor Perret St Julien la Geneste
  • Panorama Notre Dame des Blés Gouttières
  • Cat Street Art à Gouttières
Etang des Planches Sainte-ChristineMenhir du bois des Brosses MenatCuviers de la Faye MenatChevalement Puits Saint Jospeh St Eloy les MinesViaduc de la CelletteChâteau de PionsatPiton de quartz Riche d'AgouxExtérieurs temple bouddhiste du BostMaquis Nestor Perret St Julien la GenestePanorama Notre Dame des Blés GouttièresCat Street Art à Gouttières
On the way to a circuit like no other! Atypical places, places of memory, remarkable heritage, we take you for a day off the beaten track, to discover the unusual corners of the north of Combrailles. Plan a bit of walking.
87 km long, this day tour can be adjusted according to the time you have and your desires!

Stage 1: Wood sculptures from the Planches pond (Sainte-Christine) - wood sculptures scattered around the pond (1 km walk)
Stage 2: Menhir and arboretum in Bois des Brosses (Menat) - 4.35 m menhir and arboretum bringing together 27 species.
Stage 3: Cuviers de la comtesse sanglante (La Faye, Menat) - vaters on the La Faye stream renowned for their bloody legend ...
Stage 4: Puits Saint-Joseph headframe (Saint-Eloy-les-Mines) - mining headframe 40m high. Possible visits to the Maison de la Mine
Stage 5: La Cellette viaduct - 122 m long railway viaduct that can be walked on.
Stage 6: Château de Pionsat, an air of Italian Renaissance (Pionsat) - immersion in the Italian Renaissance with part of the exterior of the Château.
Stage 7: Piton de Quartz de Roche-d´Agoux - geological curiosity and point of view.
Stage 8: Bost Buddhist temple (Biollet) - discovery of the exterior of the temple for a trip to Tibet.
Stage 9: Maquis Nestor Perret (Saint-Julien-la-Geneste) - access on foot to the maquis area and discovery of a reconstruction of a maquisards hut.
Stage 10: Notre-Dame des Blés Chapel (Gouttières) - unusual chapel and fabulous viewpoint over the Auvergne volcanoes.
Stage 11: Cat Street Art - paintings in the streets of the town.

This circuit is for the curious, history buffs, nature buffs and unusual places, and requires a little walking (according to stages 1, 3, 5, 9 and 10).
Opening day(s)

All year long 2024

Every day

All year round.
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area


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Discovery tour - Unusual getaway in northern Combrailles
Étang des Planches