A typical town located in Massif du Sancy with stone roofs, overhanging la Bourboule and the Haute Dordogne Valley, it is dominated by the volcanic peak of the Banne d’ordanche, facing due south and reaching 1 010 meters that is to say more than 3.313 feet.

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A longing to travel

Lying on a rock spur, the town was built around its castle, which nowadays is nearly destroyed. Murat-le-Quaire is a typical mountain village with typical houses built in rocks from lava and roofs with rocks called “Lauzes”.
Crafts, estate, and rural traditions from the past and from today stir together in the village and offer numerous discoveries and activities.

Get on a time machine !

Back to the past! It is possible thanks to the Scénomusée® la Toinette et Julien. Travel through times with a sensory visit of rural traditions of olden times. You will see, smell, listen, feel …

And now, let’s go back to the present !

To the Goat Stall of Monts-Dore, where you can smell hay and cheese! The nice little flock of the Monts-Dore Stall welcomes everyone from any age for a warm moment of sweetness and sharing.
Goats are not the only animals. You can also find sled dogs for amazing rides with huskies during winter or summertime.

Go to the Banne d’Ordanche

Follow the street next to the lake Pré Cohadon until the end of the road, there, you will find the Banne d’Ordanche, a remarkable site for strolls with an exceptional view.

A fresh air volcano.
With a height of 1515 meters (4.970 feet), the Banne D’ordanche was born 2 million years ago before being transformed by glaciers. The Banne D’ordanche, built from basalt gave his name to a certain type of lava: Ordanchite.
At the top, even the viewpoint indicator is built with enamels on lava.

This one will allow you to see and admire this great landscape with a 360° view above the Puy de Sancy, the Puy Ferrand, the Puy Gros or the Charlannes plateau.

Discover the Banne D’ordanche with your own pace

Since Murat-Le-Quaire, various pedestrian or mountain bikes paths lead the visitor to the gorgeous beech woods and pastures above the heights of the old volcano.

La Banne d'Ordanche à Murat le Quaire

Spread your wings

The Banne D’ordanche is also a famous place to practice aeromodelling. Banne remains a privileged site for the electronic scale models lovers. If you are interested there is an association called Ailes Silencieuses, it is an European association of aeromodelling of the Haute-Dordogne valley.