The high plateau of the Planeze was formed by the lava flows from the Cantal Volcano. Today, the Planèze sees the revival of a local crop, the blonde lentils of Saint-Flour.
From Saint-Flour, head towards Tanavelle and enjoy the 360° panoramic viewpoint over the Planèze, the Margeride and the Monts du Cantal.
Continue towards Paulhac and Narse de Lascols, a protected area for migratory birds.
The village of Bélinay, with its XIV century neo-Gothic chapel and its castle, is known as the jewel of the Épie valley.
Follow the road to Col de Prat de Bouc at the foot of the Plomb du Cantal, the highest peak of the Monts du Cantal (1855 m). This outstanding natural site is ideal for walking and hiking as well as watching migrating birds and discovering the local fauna and mountain flora.
Drive through the lovely village of Cézens and then head for Cussac and Saint-Amand’s Romanesque Church.
Continue towards Neuvéglise and explore the small village of Orcières and the typical architecture of its houses.
Suggested visit nearby: the vast Lanau reservoir and its water sports.
At Sériers, drive along the “Megalithic Route” and discover the dolmens of Grand Bois and Table du Loup, witnesses to the Neolithic age. Additional sites are listed in the Megaliths Circuit information leaflet.
In Les Ternes, you can admire the XV century feudal castle and its grounds. Drive back up towards Villedieu and visit Ribeyrevieille and Bouzentès, villages famous for their stone cutters.
- Tourist routes
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