Do not miss in the region

In a 55kms perimeter around Orée de Marmeloux, you can discover differents touristic attractions, small haven of peace, or classified villages.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of essentials to visit in Auvergne

(The following sites are ordered by remorteness of the house).

Château de Montfort du Vernet la varenne

This castle from XII century, redesigned in the XVII century, overhang the town and the water body of Vernet-la-Varenne. The legend said that the Queen Margot sheltered there an affair.


Strongly marked by the two decades during which Marguerite de Valois, nicknamed “la Reine Margot”, stayed between its walls, the village of Usson preserved its heritage and highlights it.

Ranked as one of the most beaufitul villages of France, Usson is perched on a volcanic hill where used to be settled, a powerful fortress. On the top, an exceptional panorama is available to visitors on the chain of Puys, the Sancy massif and the mountains of Livradois – Forez.

  • The church of Issoire
  • Perrier’s troglodytes
  • Abbey of La Chaise-Dieu
  • The mill of Richard de Bas d’Ambert
  • Saint Floret classified village
  • Zoo of Auvergne (Ardes sur Couze)

  • Jonas’s caves
  • Clermont Ferrand city
  • Murol’s castle
  • Saint Nectaire city
  • Pavin’s lake
  • Lake of Aydat