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Auberge Les Liards
63490 Egliseneuve des Liards

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

The guesthouse
The village
The domaine

About the Guest House

The guesthouse is reconstructed from  the ruins of the old farm called Les Liards. Its reconstruction is done in such a way that its original architecture and history are fully respected. Also the building tradition and environment are respected, by using traditional, and/or non-polluting materials (for example chalk, wood, stones, loam, natural pigments).
Les Liards has always been a place where people meet that have a personal attachment to the old farm and those that are interested in the most beautiful places of the region. The guesthouse has succeeded to reinforce this function by offering its services in a warm and friendly environment, accommodating harmoniously the local population, tourists and people of all ages.

Attractive for all ages
Auberge Les Liards is unique as it is able to receive and entertain all age groups. Whether you would wish a romantic dinner for two, a reunification with old friends, or whether you would like to organise a well animated birthday party for your child or grandchild, the domain of Les Liards offers enough space and possibilities to satisfy all. Auberge Les Liards, with its two terraces, ensures that happy children's play does not interfere with those who prefer to enjoy the quietness and nature that Les Liards offers.
Dear parents what do you think of enjoying a quiet afternoon without having to worry about the safety of your children, as they enjoy themselves on the playground or with the many animals?
Your hosts
Auberge Les Liards has been created by Astrid Ursem and Walter Verhoeve. They will look after you with their sons Tim and Rik. As development workers, Astrid and Walter have been living in various countries al over the world, before settling down at Les Liards. They took along their souvenirs from Asia and Africa, amongst which some very original and appetising recipes and also art objects that they displayed in and around their guesthouse. That's why you will find this touch of exoticism in this truly Auvergne environment.
The village of Egliseneuve des Liards
Les Liards is at 1.4 Km distance from the village called Egliseneuve des Liards. At an altitude of 780 meters, in the west part of the Livradois, its environments of middle mountains lend itself perfectly for all sorts of hiking, either by foot, horse or (mountain) bike. Egliseneuve des Liards itself spreads a sphere of authenticity and calm that are so typical for the rural life in the Auvergne. It's on the 21st of June (national music day) and the 15th of August, when the village transforms into a vibrant centre of activities. Its "Fte Patrimoinale" (15/8) brings in thousands of visitors from all over who come to visit the large numbers of stands for regional food and collector's items.
The domaine

Viewpoint Les Liards
The Auvergne is known for its volcanoes. One of the major assets of Auberge Les Liards is that it is situated on the slopes of yet another volcano ("Puy de Liards"), from where you have an undisturbed view on the full range of the famous volcanoes, from the "Puy de Dme" until the "Plomb de Cantal". Around the longest day of the year, and if the weather allows, you will observe a most impressive sunset just behind the "Puy de Dome".

Nature and quietness at Les Liards
Positioned in the Natural Regional Park Livradois-Forez, the domain is rich and diverse in nature.  Some parts are still wild, where other parts are agricultural or forest lands. It is therefore ideal for all sorts of hikers. At Les Liards you will inhale the absolute quietness. It’s here where the buzzards are drawing circles in the air and symbolise the undisturbed natural environment. At less than 20 km distance from Issoire and 40 km from Clermont-Ferrand, you will certainly experience being far away from any day-to-day pressures.

The old farm Les Liards
The domain of Les Liards has previously been one of five domains servicing the families living at Chteau Liberty. All its buildings recall the spirit of ancient times. With the remembrances and photographs of the families living around, its history is still very much alive.

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