Activities in the vicinity

Les activités autour du gîte Les Fayettes

A getaway for the senses

Whether for rambling or more vigorous sports, the magnificent countryside around Velay and its delicious culinary possibilities are a feast for the senses.

Jardin du gîte

Immediate vicinity

 

Next to Les Fayettes is a ranch with Hafinger horses, the little village of Fours (1km) plays host to the Trifoulu beehives and just a little further, at Montfaucon (4km) or in Tence (7km), a slightly larger village, are shops, restaurants and a weekly market along with a pitch and putt golf course. Ten kilometres or so away, in Lavalette and Devesset, in a fabulous bucolic setting, swimming and other leisure activities are possible on the lakes. In Chambon-sur-Lignon (18km), a par 72, 18-hole golf course set in undulating woodland is available to lovers of the sport. And during the open season, trout fishing in the nearby rivers and mushrooming in the local woods is bound to please amateurs of those two activities.

In the surroundings

 

In the surroundings, towns, pathways (GR 430, 42, 65) and villages, are famous worldwide for their historical significance, their hospitality and their gastronomy. The old town in Puy-en-Velay (50km) is a secular capital to the pilgrims who take the road to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle. Several of these pilgrim routes criss-cross the region. The village of Chambon-sur-Lignon, recognised as one of the Righteous among the Nations for its role in the Second World War, is home to a memorial to members of the Resistance. More happily, the chefs Régis and Jacques Marcon follow the seasons at their three-star restaurant located in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, 20 kilometres away. The area has become a gastronomic magnet, attracting lovers of fine food and wine and a host of restaurants to cater to them.

Le Puy en Velay

In the département

 

 

Lovers of nature can discover Mezenc (1,753m) and the river Loire that rises close by, as well as Estables, a traditional, uncluttered ski resort.

Les Estables en hiver (Mont Mezenc, Haute-Loire)
Le Mont Mezenc (Puy en Velay, Haute Loire)

Around the cottage