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Compains

  • This rural community between the Sancy Massif and the Cézallier uplands is situated in a landscape shaped by large basalt plateaus dotted with lakes and bogs.

  • Activities

  • Hiking
    Mountain biking
    Horse-riding (many marked trails, GR30-441)

  • To discover

  • The church of Saint Georges: a Roman-Gothic building, begun in the 12th century at the time when the lords of Brion went on a crusade to the Holy Land, then altered in the 15th century.
    Its bell tower, rebuilt in 1822, has a spire clad in chestnut shingles.
    It is a listed historical monument
    The stone huts scattered in the mountain pastures, formerly used for making cheese
    The hamlet of Brion, known for its cattle fairs

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