Le Vallon d’Armandine, an ecolodge near Brioude

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Reasoned cleaning with eco-friendly products
Bottle or filtered drinking water
Reasonable washing of sheets and towels
Employment in the local community
Selective sorting at the hotel
No single-use plastics
Electricity and/or hot water from renewable energy sources
Vegetable garden and/or farm for the restaurant

At 1 hour from Clermont-Ferrand, welcome to Vallon d'Armandine in Haute-Loire. A comfortable ecolodge with a nice retro decoration is waiting for you for an escapade under the sign of slow tourism. Treat yourself to a stay that is conducive to disconnection in this lodging near Brioude and reconnect with the simple pleasures: the captivating view of the Auvergne volcanoes, the invigorating walks in the forests and the picnics on the river banks.

Why come to Vallon d'Armandine? >

A place to slow down the pace

Imagine: you wake up with the sound of nature as your only company and a breathtaking view of the Cézallier and the Sancy, 2 majestic volcanic massifs. Is it too good to be true? This is what awaits you every morning during your stay at Vallon d'Armandine. 

The general atmosphere invites you to take time for yourself and discover the area slowly, at the rhythm of nature and your desires. Start with a stroll in the large meadow and sit on the bench to simply enjoy the view. Continue with a walk in the forest, located 2 minutes from the lodging. Finally, relax by the peaceful stream at the end of the property, an ideal and perfectly quiet place for an impromptu picnic.

A warm and comfortable ecolodge

Le Vallon d'Armandine offers a single lodging for rent. You will be alone in the outbuildings of this former farmhouse in Auvergne. The lodging is ideal for 2 to 4 adults or a family of 5 people.

Take advantage of the 45 m² fitted out with recycled materials and antique furniture brought up to date, for a very pleasant and refined retro atmosphere.

You have at your disposal:

  • A kitchen to prepare good dishes and live convivial moments;
  • An atypical and vintage bathroom;
  • A master bedroom adjoining a small bedroom that can accommodate up to 3 children or 2 adults;
  • A balcony and a small garden.

What to do around this lodging near Brioude ? >

Discover the surroundings in an original way with a passionate guide

Janette, the owner of the gîte, is a professional guide. Take advantage of your visit to explore the Haute-Loire in her company, during a personalized eco-tour. She proposes for example :

  • A walk on the theme of self-sufficiency and the discovery of the profession of dowser;
  • A tasting workshop of Auvergne cheeses;
  • A private visit of the Romanesque cloister of Lavaudieu followed by an aperitif or a snack made from local products;
  • A walk in the forest with an introduction to the benefits of sylvotherapy.

Explore the regions of Issoire and Brioude

To help you organize your days of discovery, binders put at your disposal in the gite gather the little nuggets of the area: shops, restaurants, visits and hiking trails.

Here are the kinds of good ideas you can find:

  • Stroll around the Saturday market in Brioude and visit the Romanesque basilica with its shimmering colors;
  • Discover the Gorges of the Allier by car, by bike on the V70 cycle route or by canoe;
  • Visit the abbey of Chaise Dieu, the 2nd Benedictine abbey in France after Cluny, nestled in a magnificent wooded site.

If you wish to extend your escapades, the massif of Sancy and the chain of the Puys are at approximately one hour of road. You can hike between volcanic lakes, rounded peaks and splendid panoramas.

Are you tempted by a stay at Vallon d'Armandine? Book your lodging near Brioude and enjoy a slow vacation in the Auvergne!