The village gets its name from the Benedictine abbey established here in the Middle Ages and which turned the Senouire valley into “la vallée de Dieu” (valley of God). The abbey is one of the jewels of Auvergne’s religious heritage what with its Romanesque cloister and the Byzantine-inspired mural adorning its refectory. The village is just like it with its creamy-stone, round-tiled winegrowers’ houses

+ d'infos :

Information : Abbey - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 76 46 00 /
Brioude Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 74 97 49

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • The abbey
  • The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (portraying everyday Auvergne life of old)


  • Abbeys and churches : The Benedictine abbey
  • By the waterside : The River Senouire

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