From the statue of the Virgin of Natzy, there is a 360° panorama. The view extends over the Artense plateau, the Massif du Sancy, the Cantal mountains, the lake and the village of La Tour d'Auvergne.

Natzy Hill

With a little imagination, you can notice that the hill has the elongated shape of a dog's muzzle, hence its name in patois “na detchi” which became by contraction Natchi then Natzy. At the top of the hill, a dark lava chapel surmounted by a statue of the Virgin presenting her son is named Notre-Dame-de-Natzy.
A Stations of the Cross winds up the hillside, 14 stations on a lava base lead to the summit.

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The ascent is rewarded by a very extensive and very beautiful panorama of the Cantal plateaus to reach the Monts Dore range.

The hill has the elongated shape of a dog's muzzle, hence its name in patois “na detchi”.

On the side of the hill runs a spring declared holy, water is drawn from it to cure childhood illnesses. In 1860, a resident of Saint-Pardoux, ill, made a wish if he recovered his health, to build a statue in honor of Notre-Dame-de-Natzy. He recovered and was joined in his project by popular pity and generosity. In 1869 the granite statue was erected.
A bronze Virgin, replacing the first, will take place on the chapel in 1910.
A pilgrimage takes place every year on the first Sunday of August.


Access on foot by following the Stations of the Cross, in about 15 minutes. Parking located on the right at the exit of the village of La Tour d'Auvergne in the direction of Clermont-Ferrand.

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