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one of the most beautiful villages in auvergne ...
The Grand Pays de Salers, a land of stone and wide-open spaces, located between the Dordogne and Puy-Mary, offers its visitors a warm welcome. On the programme: a historical and architectural heritage of rare richness and a unique natural environment offering, in summer and winter, numerous outdoor activities (hiking, trail, mountain biking, road cycling, fishing, skiing, snowshoeing...).
Situated above the Maronne valley, at the entrance to the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne, Salers is a real architectural jewel classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
You will be transported from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance period. Salers did not escape the invasions during the Hundred Years' War, and it was in this context that the "Sagraniers" fortified their town to protect themselves from the English and the brigands, as the Belfry Gate and the Martille Gate, the last vestiges of this period, still bear witness to today.
At the end of the 15th century, Salers acquired the status of chief town of the bailiwick of the High Mountains of Auvergne: bourgeois families settled there and built beautiful residences with turrets which still illustrate its past grandeur today: the house of Bargues, with its finely sculpted lava stone balcony; the Renaissance house of the Commander of Mossier, known as the Templars, with its gothic style gallery and symbolic sculptures; the house of La Ronade, whose foundations date back to the 13th century; the house of Flogeac and its turret; the house known as the Bailliage and its two corbelled towers; the house of Blaud-Lacombe, the house of Bertrandy... A characteristic architecture of a black volcanic stone building, decorated with Lauze stone roofing. A real postcard setting... Salers is also rich in religious heritage: the church of Saint-Mathieu, classified as a Historic Monument, contains some very beautiful 17th century Aubusson tapestries, as well as a polychrome Entombment dating from 1495. The region offers so much to visitors curious to discover more, between nature and heritage, such as the following sites and activities which should not be missed: Le Puy Mary, the Monts du Cantal, Tournemire and the Château d'Anjony, the Puy Griou, the Falgoux valley, the Chapelle de Fontanges, Aurillac...
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Salers - Cantal
Located at the entrance of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park, Salers is a real architectural gem classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
Nature and Mountains
Verdant valleys, distant horizons, varied reliefs, the Pays de Salers is an ideal playground for practicing activities in nature: hiking, trail, mountain biking, cycling, canyoning...
On foot, by bike, with family, alone or with friends, you will find all the circuits available with the tourist office
Puy Mary - Cantal Volcano
Follow in the footsteps of the largest volcano in Europe and discover the exceptional natural landscapes of the Massif du Puy Mary
St-Bonnet-de-Salers producers' cooperative
The St-Bonnet-de-Salers producers' cooperative is a must-see for understanding the production of Cantal AOP: from the production of milk on farms to the ripening of our cheeses.
You will discover a projection space, a corridor to visit our workshops and our shop of local cheeses and local products. On site, you can also taste the products of our cooperative.
La Maison de la Salers
5 minutes from the hotel, the Maison de la Salers is a place entirely dedicated to the star cow of the Cantal: the Salers. Museum, tasting and shop punctuate the visit.
Adventure park nestled in an exceptional and wild site at the foot of the Puy Mary, classified Grand Site of France. Tree climbing, Explor'Games trail, artwork...
High altitude beers with quality local products, brewed with passion at the entrance of the country of Salers.
2 minutes from the hotel, on the other side of the village, come and visit the master cheese refiner of Salers.
The visit begins in the basement, in the heart of the maturing cellar, where the Salers cheeses, at different stages of maturation are wiped and turned by Dominique. In this area of 150m², approximately 1000 pieces of Salers are matured in the greatest tradition.
Also enjoy the tasting area and the shop, to fully appreciate the best productions of 5 cheeses of Protected Origin that make the character of the Auvergne: the Salers, the Fourme d'Ambert, the Saint- Nectar, the Bleu d'Auvergne and the Cantal.