Vallee de Chaudefour

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jerryscott138
Avignon, France10 contributions
amazing
Oct 2017 • Family
is you like walking this is the place to be the view is breathless and is so healthy to walk around so much oxigen an a lot of variety of plants ijust loved it
Written 9 October 2017
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,097 contributions
Vallee de Chaudefour / Chambon-sur-le Lac
Sep 2016 • Family
Very nice Valley in a nature reserve in the mountains of Sancy, for nature lovers, many nice draging streams a nice vegetation with wild flowers and rocks in a superb valley.
Written 25 August 2017
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André l'Anglais
Surrey, England355 contributions
A magical place
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were staying in a gîte close to the valley and I walked in early on several mornings when I had the place to myself. There are impressive rock formations where peregrine falcons nest, lots of wild flowers and chamois which shelter in the woods in bad weather or climb high on the ridges when the weather is fair. The circuit around the ridges surrounding the valley including a detour to the summit of le Puy de Sancy is well worth doing and offers spectacular views of the valley. Even on a wet and windy day when the ridges are covered by cloud, the valley is a delightful spot to wander around with raging streams and the waterfalls even more impressive than usual.
Written 16 July 2017
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jpheitz
Palm Beach, Florida9 contributions
A very scenic (if sportive) way to climb to the Sancy mountains
Jun 2016 • Family
Get a map or precise directions as the signs could be confusing at the bottom of the valley on which direction to follow to the top. Departure for the trek is from the parking near Buron de Chaudefourd, an otherwise excellent and very authentic restaurant
Written 11 July 2016
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FlyerUK99
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom37 contributions
Tranquility in comparison with Puy de Sancy
Aug 2015 • Family
We had a hot and rewarding walk up the Valle de Chaudefour a National Nature Reserve, so no dogs allowed, but we did see a French couple with their dog which left its mark on the footpath very close to the LA Maison de Parc.

We also saw a cat in a special rucksack which was a first for us. It is well worth the effort, but get there early as parking is at a premium.

You start at 1150m and steadily climb from their. The Cascades are well worth the effort even in August. The geology is spectacular, the flora and fauna unique.

You have to Understand that for the French to ban dogs from anywhere it really must be special.

You must visit here.
Written 26 August 2015
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Parosite
Paros, Greece141 contributions
True beauty!
Mar 2015 • Couples
In a mountain range featuring commercial ski resorts like Super Besse and Le Mont Dore, we were delighted to discover this unspoilt gem of nature. In March there was still quite a bit of snow around, so we couldn’t tackle the trail up to Sancy Peak without proper footwear. The valley itself and the surrounding rock formations are nonetheless stunning and completely preserved, without a single building in sight. Having been to the general area many times before, I have to admit this is without doubt the most amazing spot I have ever seen in the entire Auvergne region!
Written 26 April 2015
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Helen C
Manchester, UK369 contributions
Absolutely stunning nature reserve in the mountains of Auvergne
Aug 2014 • Couples
This valley is breathtakingly beautiful and also a nature reserve - amazing number of wildflowers and butterflies. Fabulous walks take you through this perfect u-shaped glaciated valley, dominated by the massif of the Puy de Sancy. Top tip is to have lunch at the Buron de Chaudefour near Moneaux - aim to get there at the end of a shorter walk or half way round the full walk (14.5km, 5 hours) - for walks, use the Chamina guide for the Massif du Sancy et Artense.
Written 11 August 2014
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Kathy W
Milnthorpe, UK10 contributions
Beautiful walking
Jun 2014 • Couples
Popular walk but you can easily leave the masses behind. The views are stunning and a variety of well marked walks branch off the main paths.
Written 10 July 2014
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Hot Pasty
Usk106 contributions
a walk in the park
Jul 2013 • Couples
As another contributor writes, this is the auvergne in microcosm. Despite being a busy weekend and the car park full, once out in the park there were few walkers.
Magnificent scenery in a nature reserve.
Written 16 July 2013
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