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Auberge Les Liards
63490 Egliseneuve des Liards

Tel: +33 (0)473 968 944
fax: +33 (0) 473 968 201


Would you like to be active, for example hiking, horse riding, cycling or climbing in the trees? Or do you just want to visit the region, and see the hidden jewels of the Auvergne. Or both? Anyway, we will be happy to assist you by advising and/or in organising. Here are the possibilities at the auberge or nearby.




Several hiking trails exist with the auberge as starting point: The Round of Le Fay (1 hour), The Hiking Trail of the Carved Stones (2 hours), The Wolf’s Hole (4 hours) and The Gourmand Hiking Trail (5 hours). for more information

There are also other trails not far from the auberge. Please consult Chamina for details. At the auberge you can borrow our guides and maps.

Maybe you would like to have an accompanied walk with an English speaking mountain guide, who can tell you everything about the flora and faune, the geology, the volcanoes and the legends of the Livradois. We can book your mountain guide Benoît Godard, who regularly works for the auberge and who knows the region extremely well.


Road cycling : from the auberge you have ample possibilities to make nice trips, we have made a proposal for one. The tourist office in Sauxillanges can provide you with a small pamphlet with other possible trips around. And of course, you can also design your own itinerary with the help of roadmaps that you can borrow from the auberge.



Mountain bike: there are several mountain bike trails starting from the auberge. They are not signposted, but you can borrow a map with the trails at the Auberge. And of course we can help you to make your own intinerary. Otherwise, there are mountain bike centres in Vernet la Varenne and in Issoire who can advise you about further possibilities, and where you can rent your mountain bike as well.



The Livradois region is ideal for horse riding: forests, trails, few people and incredible views. Auberge Les Liards is situated on the old horse trail “Boucle d’Or”. We accept horse riders with their horses (we have meadows to accomodate the horses during the night).

Not far from the auberge exist several horse riding centres where you can go for a ride: in Auzelles (where you also can make a trip in a horse car), in Vernet la Varenne , and for those who are prepared to make a trip just outside the Livradois: in Saint Gervacy. We can assist you in making any arrangements. For more information about horseriding trails in the Auvergne, see CDTE63.


In Ste Marguerite can you hire canoes and follow the river (the Allier) for 12 km (2,5h).



In Cunlhat, you can climb into the trees . You can climb on the rocks with the via ferratta in Orbeil. There are also natural rocks in the valley of the river the Allier which you can climb.

Places of interest

We are located in the Parc Naturel Rgional Livradois-Forez and in a part of the Livradois that's also called "Toscane of the Auvergne". Many places of interest can be found around Auberge Les Liards:
  • Sauxillanges @ 6 km, with its “maison de patrimoine”
  • Usson @ 9 km, classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France
  • Parentignat @ 12 km, with its palace and garden that is open to the public
  • Issoire @ 18 km, with its abbey “St. Austremoine”and its “Tour d'Horloge”
  • Mont Peyroux @ 25 km, equally classified as one of the most beautiful villages of France
  • Ambert @ 35 km, with its paper mill museum, cheese museum (“Fourme d’Ambert”) and its scenic train tour
  • Thiers @ 40 km, known widely for its traditional knife production
  • La Chaise Dieu @ 50 km, known for its abbey and the famous concerts in August
At 35 km distance you will enter the “Parc Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne”. One day trips could be undertaken to Vulcania, Besse, Puy de Dme, Puy de Sancy, Le Mont Dore, etc.

Bigger cities are:
  • Issoire @ 18 km (with railway connection) and
  • Clermont-Ferrand @ 40 km (with an international airport)