These wooded expanses offer a changing color chart and at the turn of a path, don’t be surprised to see the puys chain, the mountains of Lyon and sometimes even, the Mont Blanc!
For those who are tired of chain hosts and their sanitized atmosphere, make a stop in the vicinity of Vichy, on the heights of the Bourbonnaise Mountain. Discover its villages, its forests, its small restaurants, its hikes… impossible to discover everything in one day, so why not live a few moments suspended in the green?
A land of hiking, the Montagne Bourbonnaise offers many possibilities for horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and walking, but also for motorcycling. Explore more than 400 kilometers of marked trails and a preserved environment with unsuspected beauties.
Châtel-Montagne has occupied a strategic position since antiquity, first as a Gallic oppidum and then as the seat of an important Roman garrison.
The importance of the roads that cross at Châtel, allowed the holding of regular fairs leading to the wealth of the village. This fact is attested by the inscription of Châtel-Montagne on the list of the 30 most important cities and towns of Bourbonnais in the 16th century.