The surroundings of the campsite near Clermont-Ferrand
Near Clermond Ferrand, from the Camping L'Emeraude du Lac, you will discover various landscapes of the hinterland of Livradois-Forez and its rich cultural heritage too.
From the most beautiful villages in France from Puy-de-Dôme to the castles of Livradois-Forez. Your stay will be access between nature, relaxation, sport and culture for the pleasure of the whole family. Everything is there for a successful family vacation.
The Livradois Forez Area
To visit during your stay.
The Livradois-Forez is full many of heritage curiosities to discover. An information point and documentation are available at the entrance to the restaurant of Camping L’émeraude du Lac. In order to make your stay more enjoyable and to better discover our region, the Livradois-Forez Tourist Office will warmly welcome you and provide you with valuable advice.
The Puy de Dome Cultural Heritage
Go back in time and set off on a timeless journey through the castles of Livradois-Forez in the Puy de Dôme such as:
The La Barge Castle in Courpière: From July 1st to August 24th
Guided Tour from Monday do Friday at 2pm, 3.30 pm and 5pm:
Historic site, park and gardens, Church
walking them tour and map guided
(We do not visit the interior of the castle).
The Livradois Forez castles , in the Puy de Dome
The Vollore castle: July and August open everyday from 10 am to 3pm except monday.
The Mauzun Castle: from May 1st to July 14th : Sunday and free days from 2.30pm to 7pm / from July 15th to August 31th: everyday except monday from 2.30m to 7pm Guided tour of the dungeon at 3pm , 4.30pm and 6pm.
The Aulteribe Castle in Sermentizon.
The Mons Castle in Arlanc: From July 1st to September 17th , everyday except Sunday Individual guided tour from 3pm to 7 pm ( at 3pm , 4.30pm,and 6pm) / Group guided tour from 10am to 12pm / or a little bit further The Marchidial Castle in Champeix.
The Vollore Castle
The Mauzun Castle
The Marchidial Castle
The famous religious buildings in Auvergne
From April 16th to June 30th: from tuesday to Sunday to 10am to 6pm
The Abbey of Chaise Dieu.
From July 1st to July 7th : from tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
From July 8th to September 9th : Everyday from 10am to 7pm
Exceptional closure: Monday August 29th.
The artisanal homemade and
Find many craftsmen from the region who open the doors of their workshops to you and make you discover their know-how trough artisanal themed roads. To discover absolutely, during your stay in the Camping L'Emeraude du Lac in Auvergne!
On board the little tourist train…
AGRIVAP in the Puy de Dome
With 42 km of viaducts, tunnels, streams and panoramas of the Livradois, the railway line linking Ambert and La Chaise-Dieu offers a diversity of preserved landscapes for the greatest pleasure of travelers and their families.
An original Vélorail route
Whether you are in a group or with your family, come for a walk along an old railway line, while pedaling, for a guaranteed and fun time of change of scenery.
A little bit further… In Auvergne
The Chains of Puy de Dôme is an essential element.
Give yourself a day to discover these majestic landscapes listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites and which make the reputation of Auvergne and Puy de Dôme.
L’Émeraude du Lac is located 57km away from Clermont-Ferrand and 82km away from Vulcania’, the "adventure of planet earth" theme park, has contributed to our understanding of our territory and natural phenomenas.
The visit in the hearth of Lemptégy not far from the park, will spice up your exploration.
Barely 63 km away, also discover the petrifying fountains of St Nectaire , the most surprising curiosity of Auvergne and discover the secrets of petrification.
For the little ones, but also for the older ones, also discover the Parc Animalier d'Auvergne, zoological reserve home to nearly 350 species of rare and endangered animals.