Vernet la Varenne
is situated in monts du Livradois
This granitic massif is traveled by deep valleys such as Doulon, Dore
or Dolore's valleys and is divided between Puy de Dôme and Haute
It's Gaspard des Montagnes' country
, with varied landscapes of rolling woodland
and greengrass, charming romanic churches in villages, medieval
castles. From the abbey of La Chaise Dieu, to Lavaudieu, from the
basilica of Brioude to the abbey church of Issoire, discover a
rich collection of romanesque art.
This region was also the seat of local flourishing crafts. Visit paper mill Richard de Bas
in Ambert, lace museum in
Arlanc, céramic museum
in Lezoux. Don't forget to taste cheeses such as la fourme d'Ambert
Everyone can find what he is looking for.
Parc Naturel Régional du Livradois-Forez, JL Mavel