Our Region

Le Mont-Dore, a breath of fresh air between water and fire

Le Mont-Dore is situated about 30 miles south-west of Clermont-Ferrand. Le Mont-Dore is the starting point for exploring various attractions in the Auvergne region such as volcanoes, lakes, castles or even Roman churches.

We can say that Le Mont-Dore has more than one string to its bow to seduce you:

it is the perfect setting for all nature lovers and the activities related with it. Its architectural heritage, including the thermal baths building, will satisfy those who are into buildings and history. Its ski station with its ski slopes for those wanting to enjoy an active winter holiday. It is an international health resort whose thermal waters have been known for its healing properties since antiquity, especially for the treatment of asthma and rheumatism. Moreover, the tradition of welcoming tourists to Le Mont-Dore has the convenient consequence of a varied range of events being organised throughout the year, to the delight of young and old alike.
For more information [ website of the Le Mont-Dore Tourism office (French only) ] and
[ website of the Auvergne Tourism board (English) ]

Le Mont-Dore and its surroundings

The thermal baths of Le Mont-Dore

The mix of Gallo-Roman and neo-Byzantine styles have given the thermal baths a special charm. Known and recognised for the treatment of respiratory diseases, the thermal baths of Le Mont-Dore are also fit for treating rheumatic diseases and even for just getting back into shape.

Le parc naturel régional des volcans d'Auvergne - The Auvergne volcano regional park

The Auvergne volcano regional park is a vast verdant area formed by volcanic eruptions and glacial processes. It is adorned with numerous lakes and bogs. It consists of five natural regions: la chaîne des Puys, Les Monts Dore, le Cézallier, l’Artense and les Monts du Cantal. Peaceful haven for local wildlife, this park also plays the role of protector of local expertise and architectural heritage.
For more information [ Official website of the Regional Park Volcans d'Auvergne ]

The lac de Guéry

A dam, caused by to volcanic lava flow, lead to the creation of this lake. It is the highest lake of Auvergne region (1247m). The pines and the pastures dotted with black rocks that surround the lake make it a fairly remarkable place to visit.

The Puy de Sancy

The Puy de Sancy is the highest point of the Central Massif (1886 m) and belongs to the group of volcanoes that forms the Monts Dore. With its robust relief consisting of rocky cliffs and deep valleys, it resembles the high mountains. The hot springs of this volcanic summit have given Le Mont-Dore its reputation as a spa town. Finally, we also like to point out that the Dordogne river originates from the northern flank of the Puy de Sancy.

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View on the town of Le Mont Dore

How to get to us?

By plane

Aéroport international Clermont-Auvergne Tél. +33(0)4 73 62 71 00
Website of the airport

By train

Rail connections to all major national towns from Clermont-Ferrand. Train stations in La Bourboule and Le Mont-Dore.
Website of the SNCF

By car

Motorway connections:

  • A20 : Orléans-Châteauroux- Limoges
  • A71 : Paris-Orléans-Bourges-Clermont-Ferrand
  • A75 : Montpellier-Saint-Flour-Issoire- Clermont-Ferrand
  • A89: Exit: Saint-Julien Sancy : Lyon - Saint-Etienne - Ussel - Brive - Bordeaux

GPS coordinates of the campsiteg

45.57910 N - 2.79217 E

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