A sea resort with many water activities, located at the entrance to Chaudefour Valley
Chaudefour Valley, a National Nature Reserve
Listed since 1991, it is well known for its sharp and spectacular dykes (feeder vents in volcanoes that now stand out through erosion): Dent de la Rancune, Crête de Coq, Aiguille du Moine, and for its flora and fauna
Access: via a path from the House in the reserve (easy)
To see: the Source Sainte Anne (a spring with spa water containing iron, sodium and carbonates): 45 minute walk there and back from the House in the reserve
Health: health treatments at the Family Center (massages, balneotherapy, relaxation)
A barrier lake that formed as a result of the Tartaret volcano erupting approximately 8,000 years ago, thus blocking the flow of the Couze Chambon river.
It is vast (60 ha), shallow (6m maximum) and dotted with small islands.
Beaches with facilities, relaxation, tanning, water activities, supervised bathing in July and August.
There is a path for a pleasant walk round the lake (1 hr) - Leave from the beach car park, follow the yellow signs.
Terraces offering an unrestricted view over Lake Chambon
Numerous hamlets, witness to the rural life
The farms and production of Saint-Nectaire cheese, honey house, herbalist, pottery
XIIth century Roman church covered in part by alluvial deposits and the baptistery