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BECOME AT ONE WITH NATURE
Get out and about with freedom; on foot, by mountain
bike or horse…open spaces and never-ending views
just for you. The gorges of Lignon, the large pine and
beech forests and the small villages with slated roofs.
For nature lovers, the fauna and flora in this area has
been preserved. Come into contact with the generous
natural surrounding, fill up on sensations with an
acrobatic day in the trees or on “swinging” golf course:
Pierre de Lune!
Try the putting-golf experience with the whole family!
Beautiful rivers with trout, the Haut-Lignon pleases
fans of fly fishing. There are no kill trails, family and
professional fishing in pools and a fishing school.
You’ll also find water sports such as pedal boats,
sailing, catamarans etc…in the Devesset and Lavalette
lakes. You can swim or just laze around on the banks of
the rivers or lakes.
in the Lignon
Chambon-sur-Lignon golf course
St Voy Church, XI century
Railway lines in the Velay
LAND OF WELCOME
The Haut-Lignon adhered early on to the
Reform in the XVI century. The protestant
community came through the ages ;
assembled from the Desert and new
doctrines. Despite this, Catholicism
A memory trail, Chambon-sur-Lignon
from cities to come and take advantage
of the fresh air.
The Plateau then went on to welcome
many different refugees throughout the
years and especially during the Second
World War. Refugees and children arrived
with the help of the railway line which
has now become a tourist train.
Land of welcome and resistance,
here blows the wind of freedom !
remains present, as shown by chapels
such as the Pénitents Blancs. Whether
you are an avid walker or you are in
search of a spiritual experience, follow
the pilgrimage St James of Compostela,
or walk in the footsteps of St John Francis
A land of welcome as early as the XIX
century, the charity “Children of the
Mountain” allowed many young children
Chapel in Tence
Tartare made with Lignon trout
on a bed of green Le Puy lentils
QUALITY ON YOUR PLATE !
We are very proud of our local produce: cured meat,
Lignon trout, Fin Gras beef from the Mézenc (AOC),
cheeses and dairy produce, “Red Pearls from the mountains
of the Velay” (red fruit), honey from the mountains, confectionary,
The Haut-Lignon offers places where you can taste the local dishes
such as râpée (fried grated potatoes), fricassee and sarrassou (a local
fromage blanc). Restaurants, which are inventive or good cook
for the delight of your palate. Weekly markets are a perfect occasion
to shop for fresh food from local producers.
FOR ALL TASTES
The Haut-Lignon offers a wide selection of
accommodation ranked from one to four stars
which are referenced and are dedicated to
providing quality during your stay. Hotels,
campsites, holiday villages, residences, group
centres and gîtes, bed and breakfasts can all
provide the answer to a good night’s sleep !
There are many quality-control organisations
which add value to their services : Logis de
France, Châteaux et Hôtels de France, VALVVF,
Gîtes de France, Clé Vacances, Rando’Accueil,
Ask for our guide “Se loger, se restaurer”.
The Haut-Lignon plateau has
entertainment all year round :
• Many festivals ( silk painting,
folk, reading under trees, music
• Sporting events of importance
Fête des Jonquilles
international youth tennis
tournament, fly fishing
championship, golf, HautLignon rally, half-marathon)
• Fairs, second hand and antique
markets to bargain hunt
• Exhibitions, cinemas,
Crédit photos : Bel Horizon, C. Bertholet,
J-M. Demars, IStockPhoto, Les Moulins du Bouchat,
L. Olivier, D. Pasquet. Rédactionnel : Nancy EPALLE.
Création : www.studioN3.fr - 06 83 33 34 53.
Impression : Imprimerie CHAZOT.
Achevé d’imprimer le 2nd trimestre 2010.
ISSN en cours. Tiré à 40 000 ex.
Sauf erreurs typographiques. Reproduction même
Document réalisé par le Haut-Lignon dans le cadre
de sa politique de développement touristique.
Document non contractuel - Juin 2010.
On the road to
Access and towns
National and departmental roads
Main towns outside the region
Main towns in the Haute-Loire
Community of the Local Councils of Haut-Lignon
• 1.5 hours from Lyon
• 2.5 hours from Clermont-Ferrand
• 3.5 hours from Marseille
• 6 hours from Paris
HAUT-LIGNON TOURIST OFFICE
• LE CHAMBON-SUR-LIGNON (open all year)
2, route de Tence (43 400)
Tel. 04 71 59 71 56 - Fax 04 71 65 88 78
• TENCE (open all year)
2 place de l'Esplanade (43 190)
Tel. 04 71 59 81 99 - Fax 04 71 59 83 50
• LE MAZET-SAINT-VOY (open during holiday season)
Place des Droits de l’Homme (43 520)
Tel. 04 71 65 07 32 - [email protected]
Please find all information
on our website :
E-mail : [email protected]
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