Travelling through the Pays de Pierrefort means discovering the Truyère Gorge, the Monts du Cantal, the Aubrac plateau, while enjoying:
a great diversity of landscapes suitable for the practice of outdoor activities
gourmet cuisine and a rich terroir
a traditionally built heritage.
The Pays de Pierrefort is also:
A family holiday in unspoilt countryside with:
A program for family visits is available from the Tourist Office of the Pays de Pierrefort
A mountain biking site with 12 way marked trails for all abilities, from beginner to the more experienced mountain biker. In Pierrefort you will be able to hire mountain bikes, find bike washing facility and book bike outings supervised by a professional guide.
A mountain terroir and cuisine.
To be discovered through recipes, local produce, visits and local events.
You cannot miss the famous Cantal cheese made in cooperative dairies or directly in the farms.
The bovine Aubrac breed offers a very good quality meat.
The blonde lentils of the Planèze thrive on our volcanic land.
Visit the local farms, meet the local farmers, share with them friendly encounters and sample local produce.
Do not miss the “Tersons d’Aubrac” festival, also known as the Easter fat oxen festival, which is organized each year a fortnight before Easter and which celebrates the emblematic cattle breed: the Aubrac.
A traditionally built heritage
The villages offer interesting buildings such as bread ovens, “travails à ferrer” (special stalls for shoeing horses and cattle) chapels, houses... Do not miss the village of Sainte-Marie overlooking the Truyère Gorge, the villages of Brezons and Saint-Martin-sous-Vigouroux, in the heart of the Valley of Brezons, one of the most beautiful U shaped valleys in Europe according to Haroun Tazieff. The village of Oradour with its crosses and the town of Pierrefort with its very own discovery tour are also worth a detour.
The “burons” are a special feature of our mountains. They are mountain stone dwellings used for cheese making. Today, cheese is processed in the valleys (except for a few exceptions), and the “burons” are now converted into restaurants or gîtes. The Buron de la Combe et de la Saure perched high above the Valley of Brezons is a fine example of a successful reconversion.