The blessings of Nature

Montluçon has been blessed by Nature - it's yours to enjoy

Saturday morning

  • Guided tour of the Tronçais forest
  • Traditional lunch at the "Le Tronçais" Inn at Saint-Bonnet-de-Tronçais

Saturday afternoon (depending on the season)

  • Walk around or swimming in the Pirot Lake
  • Mushroom gathering
  • The traditional and moving sounds of the local deer
  • Horse-riding


  • Stroll along the numerous paths in the Montluçon valley
  • Explore the traditional Bourbonnais villages
  • Wonder at some carefully preserved traditions
  • Make the most of the marvellous views afforded by the Combrailles, the Cher valley and the hills of the Dômes - wonderful splashes of greenery to enjoy.
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A rich heritage

A hundred ways to explore Montluçon's rich cultural heritage

Saturday morning

  • Stroll around the traditional markets full of local produce with tastes of yesteryear, and enjoy a wine-tasting session at the "Cave Saint-Pierre".
  • Savour a delicious tartiflette with its distinctive local flavour.

Saturday afternoon

  • Tour around the medieval town
  • Stay in a traditional hotel (19th century): "L'Univers" and admire the beautiful town houses in the avenue de la gare
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Sunday morning

  • Follow the circuit of the painted Romanesque churches and delve into the past in Hérisson.
  • Lunch at "La Quécoule" farm inn and enjoy their traditional delicious menus.

Sunday afternoon

  • Watch the ancient, still-preserved crafts (‘Coulisses des métiers’ programme: e.g. the traditional barges at Vallon-en-Sully, the brewery of’Adrien Blondel etc.).

A week-end Zen

The Montluçon valley where you can relax all week-end long

  • Saturday morning: tour of the medieval town and a gastronomic lunch at the Grenier à Sel
  • Afternoon: relaxing at the Centre aqualudique (aqua-fun complex) with sauna and massage.
  • Sunday unwinding at the spa center "Les Neriades" in Néris-les-Bains (hot spa).
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