Massif du Sancy.

The Sancy massif is above all the story of the two of them. Long before they met, they discovered this place during their tender youth in the early 90s, she in winter at the Auberge du Guéry with her family to discover the joys of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities, and he in summer to escape the Montpellier heatwaves on the heights of La Bourboule to accompany his older brother on the famous thermal cures.

A few years later, she returned to work at INRA in Theix. It was from here that they fell in love with the region.

We leave you to discover the TOP 10 of our favorite places on the massif...

Lac de Guéry and its plateau :

Lac de Guéry and its plateau: come and discover this sublime place in winter and summer, a blend of Canadian ambience and Mongolian plains.

what to see: the lake, the Cap Guery center (cabanage, Terra Alta circuit), the plateau with the hike to the Banne d'Ordanche

The Chaudefour Valley

which can easily be described as "French Yosemite".

A simply magical place, you can park at the entrance to the nature reserve, where a buron awaits you for lunch after a tour of this veritable cirque in the heart of the massif.

to see: the source d'eau gazeuse, the cascade de la biche, admire the climbers on the crête du coq or the dent de la rancune. It's also a great way to reach the crests of the Sancy.

Buron de la Croix Saint-Robert

without a doubt our favorite buron in the Massif. Perched at an altitude of 1300m, Sandra and Raphaël welcome you to their inn, ideal for a truffade accompanied by a glass of red wine.

good to know: accessible by car or, even better, via a 2-hour hike from Chambon sur Lac or Le Mont-Dore.

Murol Castle

a real return to the Middle Ages, this castle overlooking the town welcomes you all year round, with a range of activities for young and old.

The Capucin hike to the Sancy. Depart from the heights of Le Mont-Dore and head for Puy de Cliergue, where we recommend a picnic break with a splendid view of the surrounding peaks, before continuing on to the region's highest point at almost 1900m: Puy de Sancy.

tip: if possible, leave one car in the Capucins parking lot and another in the ski resort parking lot at the foot of Puy de Sancy.

On the edge of the massif, we recommend the Puy de la Vache and Lassolas hikes, a West American feel to these two ancient volcanoes.

The Pertuyzat site for cross-country skiing and hiking, breathtaking scenery in winter and summer above the famous "Pavin" volcanic lake, over 90 meters deep.

The Col de la Croix Morand hike, a sublime viewpoint awaits you at the summit of Puy de la Tâche. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can continue along the ridges that lead to the Col de la Croix Saint-Robert.

to do: the buron du col is ideal for a truffade on the terrace in summer.

The village of Besse, a true medieval town. Don't hesitate to get lost in the maze of narrow streets.

what to see, What to do: numerous souvenir stores, regional products, ski museum, special mention for the Souillarde restaurant.

On the other side of the massif, you'll find Lac de Servières. We advise you to go there at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset while sipping an aperitif on the banks of the lake.