This old fortified village overlooks the Upper Allier valley and is on the Régordane Way that linked Auvergne to the Languedoc. It used to be an important stopping place for merchants importing goods from the South of France and for pilgrims on their way to Compostela via Le Puy en Velay. The imposing houses with their stone walls and arcades whose tall facades stand firm against the gusting Cévennes winds bear witness to those prosperous times.

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Information : Gorges de l'Allier Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 00 82 65 / Town Hall - Tel : +33 (0)4 71 00 80 37

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Must-sees and must-dos


  • Castles and ramparts : Tour de Rochely tower and 2 fortified gates
  • Gastronomy : Salt meats
  • Panoramas : View of the Upper Allier valley

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