It is a land of harmony, gently balanced between grassland plateaus and wooded mountains. In their western part, the hills undulate under the pastures still delimited by natural hedges typically Bourbonnais that structure the landscape, guard the herds and shelter a small wildlife as precious as unsuspected. In the eastern part, forestry gradually takes over and the more marked relief is topped with coniferous and deciduous forests, with oaks and maples yielding to beech forests at the mountain level.
Slow down the pace
To enjoy the views
Through small winding roads with vegetation-abundant surroundings, the relief of the Montagne Bourbonnaise is revealed while you quickly rise to more than 1000 meters in altitude. Little by little its mountainous character asserts itself, its inspiring panoramas open up to 360°. The Montagne Bourbonnaise invites you to celebrate the natural beauty of the valleys patinated by the slow, respectful work of generations of mountain people. Recollect yourself in the monument of nature. Let yourself be inhabited by the incomparable light and colors of the highlands.
Extended by the Madeleine mountains to the East and by the Bois noirs to the South, the Bourbonnaise Mountain culminates at 1,164 meters (at the Pierres du jour) and at 1,287 meters (at the puy de Montoncel). This granitic massif rises almost insolently between the Limagne and the plains of the Loire, largely cut by the valleys of the Besbre and the Sichon.
The mountain is full of local producers and locavore restaurants, a paradise for foodies! Whether they are fruit and vegetable producers or restaurateurs, they all have the heart to share their love of the Bourbonnaise Mountain with you. Discover them !
The infinite playgrounds of the Bourbonnaise Mountain
Whether you’re chasing a beacon or a cache that can’t be found in all weathers, a beautiful fall harvest, a nice spring catch, an impromptu encounter, a winter slide, a summer flight, outdoor activities are like fruits and vegetables, they are always better in season!