What to do when coming to Auvergne


Discover our region: Auvergne, a paradise for hikers but also for the curious who can explore this part of Puy-de-Dôme classified as a Regional Natural Park and unearth all the secrets of Livradois-Forez. With its history and its natural and cultural richness, the territory you are about to discover, or rediscover, will surely surprise you! The Moulin de la Fortie is part of the history of this part of Auvergne.

Book your stay in one of our cottages or one of our guest rooms in the countryside in Viscomtat.

Take your time to discover the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park, its fauna, flora and green landscapes, Thiers and its surroundings, Auvergne...

The good addresses

We advise you, here are some good addresses of restaurants, caterers, traders, accommodation providers and tourist partners.

Drink and eat

On the spot :
    - Meal trays with local products on request
    Recommended restaurants:
    -L'Auberge du Trinquart, Vollore-Montagne (8 km), French cuisine
    -Le Chaudron, Thiers (17 km), Auvergne cuisine
    Recommended caterers:
    -Head of art, Viscomtat (3 km)
    Tradespeople :
    -Two bakeries, greengrocer, Intermarché in Noirétable (6km), butcher-charcutier head of the art in Viscomtat (3km).
    -Saturday morning: Noirétable (6 km), Thiers (19 km), Montbrison (50 km)
    -Sunday morning: Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle (17 km)
    -Monday morning: Billom (48 km)
    -Tuesday morning: Courpière (30 km)
    -Thursday morning: Ambert (46 km), Thiers (19 km)
Apiculteur passionné, à la cité de l’abeille à viscomtat, vous saurez tout sur cette petite bête, un régal pour les enfants et les adultes, une découverte à faire lors de votre week-end en famille au Moulin de la Fortie.

Our selection of experiences to live

Black Woods SPA
: enjoy a moment of relaxation during your stay and benefit from a 10% discount on the entrance to the Spa and the treatment menu at the lake of Saint-rémy-sur-Durolle

Head of Art:
learn the art of traditional charcuterie with an introduction to cutting pork or a course in preparing country terrine with our artisan butcher-charcutier in Viscomtat.

Robert DAVID cutlery
: for young and old, discover how knives are made with the knife assembly workshop at the R.DAVID cutlery in Thiers.

take on the trails with electrically assisted mountain bikes (available from 6 people) from the guest house.

The city of the bee:
discover the world of bees with our passionate beekeeper from Viscomtat.

In small dots:
If you want to make your all-leather satchel, the small dots workshop welcomes you for a manufacturing initiation in Noirétable.

Pencil Island:
enter the world of handmade colored pencils, a colorful visit to Olliergues.
Randonnée GR3, petites randonnées, pour vos week-ends au vert en Auvergne dans notre maison d'hôtes en chambre d'hôtes et gîtes le Moulin de la Fortie, Auvergne, Puy de Dôme

Some tourist activities:

The City of the Bee , beekeeping, Viscomtat (3 km): guided tour and sale of honey The Trades Route (visits to artisans, producers, museums and castles) Black Woods MTB Area : mountain bike circuits and marked trails Water bodies and leisure centers: Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle (16 km): swimming, pedal boat, outdoor games for children and Aubusson d'Auvergne lake (15 km): swimming, pedal boat, fishing, outdoor games for children, barbecue available Sled dogs , Col de la Loge (17 km) Cutlery Museum , Thiers (17 km): guided tour and sale The pencil island , Olliergues (30 km): artisanal production of wooden pencils Adventure Park , Cunlhat (36 km): tree climbing Panoramic of the Domes , near Clermont-Ferrand (45 km): Puy-de-Dôme funicular on the Puys chain Vulcania , near Clermont-Ferrand (45 km): amusement park on the theme of volcanoes The Great Hikes: We are located 200m from the Trail of the Mountain Trail - GR89 and Route of the wild Loire on foot - GR3 Small hikes near the gîtes and guest rooms

Our partners :

Hosts: Les Cabanes du Marodier , Vollore-Ville (8 km): tree houses The Clef des Puys , Sermentizon (36 km): cottages and yurts Partners: Regional Council for Tourism Development of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Livradois-Forez Tourist Office Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park Once upon a time in Auvergne Imaginary mountains Ododo : this site was designed following the advice of the Ododo training

Thiers and its surroundings

Book your family holiday in Auvergne and explore Thiers, a town perched on its rocky outcrop and located 17 km from the Moulin de la Fortie. Rich in its history, Thiers is also geared towards innovation and creation, notably with its Contemporary Art Center "le Creux de l'Enfer" but also with all the cutlery of art. Also, you can discover nature in the city in the Orangery, a wooded park with a house dedicated to the environment. We advise you : The cutlery museum and the Vallée des Rouets, the Valley of the Factories , Robert David Cutlery Knife Making Workshop

Chaine des puys, nature et randonnée dans nos chambres d'hôtes et gîtes le Moulin de la Fortie, Auvergne, Puy de Dôme


The Auvergne region is sporting, cultural and fun. It is one of the 22 regions, located in the center of France and the Massif Central, it is made up of four departments; Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme. You will discover Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne's capital, 15km from which you will find one of the most majestic volcanoes, Puy-de-Dôme. At 1450 meters high, the Puy de Dôme dominates the Chaîne des Puys and offers a breathtaking view over a vast area of ​​nature and discovery. The highest volcano in Auvergne overlooks a set of 80 volcanoes that make up the Chaîne des Puys, listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park. A land full of wealth that you just have to discover! We advise you : the Panoramic of the Domes - Vulcania - the Lemptégy volcano

The Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park

The Park is one of the largest regional natural parks in France. It is located to the east of Auvergne. Discover this vast rural region which has more than 100,000 inhabitants and brings together 162 municipalities, including Thiers, Ambert, La Chaise-Dieu, Billom. The Park was born from the will of elected officials to enhance the territory, in particular by renewing the population by welcoming active workers. It is also involved in environmental challenges such as maintaining biodiversity, issues related to climate change, concerns about certain resources such as water ... We advise you : pencil island  - Moulin Richard de Bas