Description: A fascinating troglodyte village cleft in the rocky cliffs of this volcanic region. Originally this was a medieval village of more than 70 dwellings, linked by corridors and spiral staircases over more than 5 levels.
Location: Take the D978 from A75 Jcn 6 near Clermont Ferrand to Champeix, then the D978 towards Besse, turning off for St Pierre Colamine to find the Site de Jonas.
General Info: Website. Open from the Easter holidays through to the 30th Sept as well as other French school vacation times.
Our recommendations: Combine with a visit to Saint-Nectaire Aventures for an excellent day out for the family.
For the children: Good place to visit if your children like the fresh air and to let off steam. But not so much directly interesting for them.
Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to Limousin Auvergne: