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Vallee de Chaudefour

Chambon-sur-Lac, France
+33 4 73 88 68 80
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is you like walking this is the place to be the view is breathless and is so healthy to walk around... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Avignon, France
Vallee de Chaudefour / Chambon-sur-le Lac

Very nice Valley in a nature reserve in the mountains of Sancy, for nature lovers, many nice... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 Oct 2017
25 Aug 2017
“Vallee de Chaudefour / Chambon-sur-le Lac”
Chambon-sur-Lac, France
+33 4 73 88 68 80
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

is you like walking this is the place to be the view is breathless and is so healthy to walk around so much oxigen an a lot of variety of plants ijust loved it

Thank jerryscott138
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Very nice Valley in a nature reserve in the mountains of Sancy, for nature lovers, many nice draging streams a nice vegetation with wild flowers and rocks in a superb valley.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were staying in a gîte close to the valley and I walked in early on several mornings when I had the place to myself. There are impressive rock formations where peregrine falcons nest, lots of wild flowers and chamois which shelter in the woods...More

Thank André l'Anglais
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Get a map or precise directions as the signs could be confusing at the bottom of the valley on which direction to follow to the top. Departure for the trek is from the parking near Buron de Chaudefourd, an otherwise excellent and very authentic restaurant

Thank jpheitz
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We had a hot and rewarding walk up the Valle de Chaudefour a National Nature Reserve, so no dogs allowed, but we did see a French couple with their dog which left its mark on the footpath very close to the LA Maison de Parc....More

Thank FlyerUK99
Reviewed 26 April 2015

In a mountain range featuring commercial ski resorts like Super Besse and Le Mont Dore, we were delighted to discover this unspoilt gem of nature. In March there was still quite a bit of snow around, so we couldn’t tackle the trail up to Sancy...More

2  Thank Parosite
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This valley is breathtakingly beautiful and also a nature reserve - amazing number of wildflowers and butterflies. Fabulous walks take you through this perfect u-shaped glaciated valley, dominated by the massif of the Puy de Sancy. Top tip is to have lunch at the Buron...More

Thank helidjha
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Popular walk but you can easily leave the masses behind. The views are stunning and a variety of well marked walks branch off the main paths.

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 16 July 2013

As another contributor writes, this is the auvergne in microcosm. Despite being a busy weekend and the car park full, once out in the park there were few walkers. Magnificent scenery in a nature reserve.

Thank David R
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