Clinging to a volcanic peak looking onto the Puy Chain, the Monts Dore mountains and the Cézallier plateau, Usson and its black stone winegrowers’ houses were once dominated by a castle in which Queen Margot was exiled for 19 years. A path leads to the village’s basalt columns south of the Romanesque church of Saint Maurice and the queen’s chapel.

Information : Town Hall - Tel : +33 (0)4 73 71 05 90 /
Pays d'Issoire Tourist Office - Tel : 04 73 89 15 90

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Must-sees and must-dos

  • Church of Saint Maurice
  • A guided tour of the village


  • Panoramas : View of the Puy Chain, the Monts Dore and Cézallier plateau

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