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Escape to the Bourbonnaise Mountains

The Bourbonnaise Mountain is the highest territory of the Allier and stretches out in gentle slopes towards the plains of the Loire and the Puy de Dôme.

Take a good look at it

The must-haves!

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!

Spend the night in the mountains

Unusual weekend full of delicacies

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?

Romanesque Church


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.