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Vallee de Chaudefour

Chambon-sur-Lac, France
+33 4 73 88 68 80
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A very scenic (if sportive) way to climb to the Sancy mountains

Get a map or precise directions as the signs could be confusing at the bottom of the valley on... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
jpheitz
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Palm Beach, Florida
Tranquility in comparison with Puy de Sancy

We had a hot and rewarding walk up the Valle de Chaudefour a National Nature Reserve, so no dogs... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
FlyerUK99
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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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11 Jul 2016
“A very scenic (if sportive) way to climb to the Sancy mountains”
26 Aug 2015
“Tranquility in comparison with Puy de Sancy”
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Chambon-sur-Lac, France
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Reviewed 11 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 10 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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