Villa Gillaumette

B&B, gîte and safaritents

Surroundings

You will find us in the Auvergne, with the capital Clermont-Ferrand. A beautiful city to visit. the Auvergne is divided into 4 departments, we live in the department of Puy-de-Dôme.

Some characteristics concerning the Auvergne:

  • Clean Air
  • Wilderness
  • Calm and authentic
  • Gorge de La Sioule
  • Cleanest river in France
  • Walking in unspoiled nature
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling (mountain bike, cycling)
  • Horse riding
  • Motorcycling
  • Thermal baths and springs
  • Châteaus and ruins
  • Climbing park
  • Volcanoes (Unesco heritage)
  • Tasty local produce
  • Waterfalls

Châteauneuf-les-Bains is traditionally a thermal village, there are still several old sources to be found, with the source in the thermal park as the figurehead. Water flows through the source 24 hours a day, with a temperature of 35 degrees the water is very pleasant. You also see many people who sit in the water during lunch. The water from the springs used at the thermal baths is good for rheumatism patients, so there are many French people who follow a 3-week course every year.

The Sioule River runs right through the village, and is approximately 50 meters from our house. You can board at the end of the village for a great canoe trip. Enjoy nature and feel completely alone on the world on the water. In the meantime you will come across Château Rocher, a beautiful ruin that should also be admired up close. then the journey continues to Menat, with its beautiful Romanesque bridge "pont de Menat".

A day of enjoying nature and swimming is possible at Gour de Tanzenat, a crater lake, but also at "Philip Étang", the Lac des Fades and many more lakes.

Cycling and motorcycling along the Gorge de La Sioule, horseback riding in the beautiful surroundings, walks from home and we have more than 50 walks in the vicinity.

Climb the Puy-de-Dôme and take walks at the volcanoes. The Puy des Chaînes are part of the Unesco Heritage.

For cycling enthusiasts, the Tour de France regularly comes close to Châteauneuf-les-Bains. Would you like to enjoy the start and finish in our neighborhood, then you can stay a few days in our B&B or the other accommodations.