Located northwest of Artense, Avèze in Auvergne invites you to discover its arboretum and many walks in the gorges of Avèze.

Do not miss a visit to the Romanesque church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (painting of Notre-Dame and altarpiece in gilded wood) and its set of washhouses (the washhouse for washing clothes and the watering trough for watering animals), the Gorges d'Avèze. The hamlet of Chazelles once housed a feudal castle. It is also in Chazelles that the farm produces Bleu d'Auvergne AOP, Fourme d'Ambert AOP and Bleu d'Avèze.

Water trough-washhouse set.

The traditional festival of flower floats

More than a tradition, the flowered float is an integral part of the identity of this village of Avèze. Despite the decline in population, it manages to bring together children, adults and tourists both for its design and during the traditional parade every August 15, the patron saint's day.
Indeed, around thirty volunteers work from July of each year to make the roses and floats that will parade.

It is on foot that you must discover these steep and wild gorges dug by the Dordogne. The softwood forests offer good places for walks. Torn by the tumult of this tributary of the Garonne, the gorges of Avèze are majestic. The cliffs plunge steeply into the river and the view from the steep road is breathtaking.

Your stay in Aveze

Village map

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