The Forez

A year-round region steeped in authenticity.

Winding lanes with small villages full of character that entice you in, a remarkable historical heritage, and iconic local products, so tender and delicious, refined and generous...

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St Galmier and the source of Badoit mineral water

Have you ever seen Badoit’s naturally sparkling water anywhere else but in a bottle? Now you can on a tour of the Badoit Source in Saint-Galmier! Take a peek through the vat’s windows and experience the magic of Badoit bubbles!
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The mountains of the Forez

The Hautes Chaumes is a protected natural site of vast rolling high-altitude plateaux (above 1,400m) on the upper slopes of the Monts du Forez mountains. Your ideal starting point for many a hiking trail!
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The lakes of the Forez

Myriad little patches of blue on either side of the river Loire, the Etangs du Forez are a major national heritage site for waterfowl and flora.
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The Château of La Bâtie d'Urfé

A designated Historical Monument, the Château de la Bâtie d’Urfé was decorated in the Renaissance style by Italian artists in the XVIth century on the initiative of Claude d’Urfé.
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The St Bonnet le Château region & its charming villages

The Pays de Saint-Bonnet-le-Château is a mountainous area (750 – 1,160m) on the Plateau du Haut Forez, between the Rhône-Alpes and the Auvergne regions.
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