Saint-Diéry, several hamlets to discover, a beautiful river for lovers of fishing, hiking trails and a young lady wearing to meet ...
Built over an old lava flow between 600 and 800 meters altitude (1968 and 2624 ft.), the town of Saint-Diery reveals, throught numerous hamlets, a rich natural heritage.
The village of Saint-Diéry is traversed by the Couze Pavin, an emblematic river to the locals. Fishing enthusiasts cannot resist the cool tranquillity of the banks of this stream reputed for river trout.
Why not try angling at a fish farm? This fun way to fish is possible at Auvergne Truites, a fish farm that breeds trout.
Did you know...?
Reputed for its mineral content since 1872, the water of Saint-Diéry supplies “L’eau de Saint-Diéry”, a bottling plant that began operating in 1990. Saint-Diéry water is naturally carbonated and rich in minerals, especially magnesium.
During a walk, you could meet the unusual “Curled Lady”, an impressive vertical column made with clay soil, tailored by erosion and surmounted by a huge rock. It is a real natural curiosity: during volcanic eruptions, a mass can fall on a clay soil; erosion has diluted the clay but not the basalt rock. You have to see it!
Go exploring the little hamlets of the village of Saint-Diéry. You’ll love the castles, chapels, bread furnaces and washhouses, one of which has a roof.
Walk up to the Creste chapel to admire the lovely panoramic view!
The medieval castle in Saint-Diéry-le-Bas is now a private property. It comprises a rectangular Romanesque keep and a main building. Just east of the castle is a pretty 11th-century Romanesque chapel, a listed Historical Monument.