In de village near to the fishing pond you’ll find the pretty little church Sainte Maurice. This church is definitely worth a picture
You will find beautiful castles in the Allier as you can find them in de Loire. Many are open for visitation. Not far from the camping lies the charming chateau of Lapalisse. By entering the centre of Lapalisse you will see the impressing castle.
When you drive near the small river Besbre you will see a great number of castles and great mansions.
Moulins is worth visiting because of various reasons. One of them is the cathedral Notre Dame. The windows, portrets of the latest Dukes of Bourbon, exist from the 15th and 16th century. In close range of the cathedral are several sightseeings as for example the National Museum for costumes. If you are thirsty you can visit the Grand Café at the centre of Moulins where you will find a little piece of old Paris. The café has numerous mirrors, a typical staircase and lamps and very nice personal to serve you. This is definitely a must to go.
Is well known for its spa baths and thermal parts made in Roman Times. Here you can cherish yourself pleasantly. With your children you can take a tour with the local train. During this ride you will see all highlights of Vichy. One of them is the Esplanade of Napoleon. If you like swimming you can visit the recently made beach along the river Allier where you will also find other facilities like a playground, trampolines, paddling and a small cafeteria.
The woods of Troncais is one of the best known and biggest oak woods in Europe. You can cycle and walk there fabulously and enjoy the ancient oak trees. Except flora and fauna there is a great lake where you are allowed to swim. Even renting a canoe is one of the possibilities.
The forest is approximately one hour driving from the camping site, but very worth wile to go to.
Very close to the camping site lie the woods of Tréteau. Less big than Troncais but you can walk there also fabulously. Very easy to reach by bike.
Alongside the river Allier you will find the peasant life of the Bourbon. Time seems to stand still here. Fancy yourself back in time while you drive along castles and Roman churches
Cascade le Pisserot (waterfall)
You should absolutely take time to visit the waterfall of Pisserot approximately 45 minutes driving. On the way there you will enjoy the variety of landscape with its hills and mountains. After a 35 minutes walk through the woods you’ll cross a stream and at the end you’ll find the waterfall (photo). Here you can climb and bathe. Even from a self-made picknick can be enjoyed under one of the trees.
The real walker can walk on further up the stream.
On the camping site are numerous cycling routes. Routes with different difficulty are available. You can even connect the routes if you prefer.
Walking through the vineyards of Saint Pourcinois is also worth wile. After that is a visit to the authentic village Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais definitely a good end of the trip.
Out of Chouvigny you can go for a canoe trip with the whole family (everybody must have a swimming certificate). There are trips from 4, 7 and 13 miles. The river Sioule has many faces, the river can be calm and deep as well as wild and shallow.
Further you can ride horses, play tennis and (mini)golf, and go for indoor carting.
For a small payment you can fish all around in the surroundings of the camping site. At one mile there is a big lake where you there is also the possibility to play minigolf, picknick and play football on a well made court. For the little children is a playground.
At 4 miles is a lake where you can go for carp fishing (Saint voir). Also the rivers the Besbre and the Allier are possible anglings.
La Loge des Gardes
In an hour away from us is a fantastic ski resort La Loge des Gardes. Here you can enjoy the unspoiled nature. The height of this area ranges from 1050 to 1160 meters. La Loge des gardes means great skiing in a forest of beech and spruce trees, sheltered from the wind and without risk of avalanches. Do not like skiing or snowboarding, you can ski in the woods of Assisi, snowshoes or just a walk, maybe you will come across a deer or a wild boar from! Have you got thirsty, or pull, then you can go to a restaurant close to the piste. Here you can relax to enjoy the fireplace while enjoying a hot chocolate or a plat du jour. Do you have become hot again please, if you fancy, even a ride. The toboggan run has a length of 150 meters long and ensures a lot of joy and fun for all ages. Once enough snow has fallen at La Loge des Gardes, then the lifts open on Wednesday afternoon, on weekends and school holidays. If you do not own skis, ski boots, snowboard etc., then you can be rented locally.
Is a theme park unique and is one of the most popular French parks.
Its originality lies in its choice to gather in an extraordinary natural than 23 hectares in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of France, Auvergne, over 25 spectacular attractions for the whole family, over 500 animals from 5 continents animal shows and unforgettable.