Arlempdes is an impressive sight appearing as it does after a bend in the road. The village stands at the top of a volcanic peak that the Loire encircles in a meander and the ruins of its castle serve as backdrop for the "Théâtrales du Velay" drama festival every summer.

Information : Gorges de l'Allier Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 00 82 65

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The castle
  • Church of Saint-Pierre
  • The eco-museum


  • By the waterside : The river Loire
  • Castles and ramparts : The castle
  • Gastronomy : The green Puy lentils

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