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The Haut Pays du Velay in Auvergne for unlimited pleasure...

An exceptional location surrounded by magnificently preserved generous nature of fields, orchards, thyme and lavender, vines, coniferous forests, valleys and mountains.

Nature lovers will be delighted. Marked forest trails accessible on foot or by mountain bike directly from the hoteland marked are available from the hotel.

Cycling enthusiasts can engage in the ascent of the giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux, by the routes of Malaucène, Sault or Bedoin.

By staying at the La Tour hotel in Dunières, you are located between Saint-Etienne and Le Puy-en-Velay, in the Haute-Loire in the heart of one of the largest preserved areas in Europe: Auvergne.

In this exceptional environment, you have the choice between invigorating outdoor activities, stimulating cultural visits, breathtaking shows…

Large open spaces made up of lakes, volcanoes, valleys, forests, ponds home to remarkable fauna and flora. Unique landscapes nearby: Mont Mézenc, The Gerbier de Joncs at the source of the Loire, Lac D’Issarlès, Les sucs d'Yssingeaux with Lizieux, the Pilat Regional Natural Park ...

Something for nature lovers who will never tire of exploring on foot, by bike (the greenway: Via Fluvia), on horseback and why not by paraglider!

Active holiday enthusiasts will appreciate the many activities proposed around Dunières: Indoor swimming pool and tennis in Dunières, 18-hole golf course in Chambon-sur-Lignon (20 km), putting golf in Tence (14 km), the tourist train between Raucoules (8 km) and St Agrève, the Velay Velo-rail or even via Fluvia (greenway which will eventually join Lavoute-sur-Loire in Lavoute-sur-Rhône a secure route accessible to pedestrians, by bicycle, rollerblading… ( prohibited for motor vehicles), ideal for families...

As well as swimming in fresh water, sailing and windsurfing at the Lavalette dam (10 km) or on the Devesset lake (20 km).

Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the new Lugi park des Estables (50 km) and the squirrel course (tree climbing) in Chambon-sur-lignon. After sport, comfort! Why not treat yourself to a moment of relaxation at the Hauts Plateaux Spa in St Bonnet le froid (12 km).

As a family, the Peaugres zoo (30 km) and the Rochebaron castle (25 km) where you can admire the flights of raptors, are ideal.

Culture-wise, amateurs will not be outdone. Many ideas for visits exist from our hotel including Le Puy-en-Velay, city of Art and History and its cathedral classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Polignac and its fortress; the castle of Chavaniac-Lafayette; the Museum of the place de la Mémoire (history of the Jews and the resistance fighters during the Second World War) in Chambon-sur-Lignon; the Chaise-Dieu with its abbey church and its classical music festival; the Le Corbusier site in Firminy (work by Le Corbusier listed as World Heritage by Unesco); Montfaucon and the paintings of Abel Grimmer, without forgetting, Dunières and its 14th century Romanesque church...

As you can see, there is no shortage of activities around our hotel. We will be happy to advise you in the discovery of our magnificent region.

Auvergne Tourism
hauts pays du Velay Tourist office
the via fluvia: cycle route between the Loire and the Rhône

the via fluvia: cycle route between the Loire and the Rhône

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Randonnée en Haute loire

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