La Tour d'Auvergne, classified as a Tourist Commune in 2015, offers many outdoor activities for lovers of outdoor sports. Discover its rich and preserved nature.

Located at the foot of Sancy massif, about sixty kilometers from Clermont-Ferrand and only 7 km from La Bourboule, La Tour d'Auvergne is a small town nestled in the heart of an exceptional environment. With its developed lake and its original historical heritage, it is asserting itself as a major destination in Puy-de-Dôme.

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The good part in leisure

La Tour d'Auvergne 63 was classified as a Tourist Commune in 2015 because of its infrastructure and points of interest. One of the assets of La Tour d'Auvergne is its privileged location in the heart of a preserved natural site. This town built on a basaltic plateau which rises to 900 meters above sea level is crossed by many rivers. There are several natural waterfalls, the most famous of which are those of Stone Bridge, St. Elizabeth and Gour of horses. It is also possible to admire sumptuous basalt organs. These natural curiosities result from particular geological formations which create an evocative relief of prismatic columns.

Below the village, the Auvergne lake Built in the 60s, it offers a myriad of water activities: fishing, supervised swimming and water games. This space has been awarded the Blue Flag because of its comfort and safety. In 2024, the municipality did not request the renewal of its Blue Flag label.
In winter, the Nordic area Sancy West allows beautiful walks in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

La Tour d'Auvergne 63: a rich and fascinating history

Dominated by the statue Our Lady of Natzy, La Tour d'Auvergne, is a former barony of the XNUMXth century (Queen Margot was its descendant). The history of La Tour d'Auvergne is intrinsically linked to that of Marguerite de Valois, daughter of Catherine de Medici, better known as “Queen Margot”. The latter was the heiress of part of the former barony of the Tower and of the eponymous castle, of which there are still vestiges today (small wall at the top of the basalt organs). It is possible to admire other emblematic buildings from medieval times, such as Saint-Pardoux Church built in the 12th century at the entrance to the village. Occasionally, guided tours of the village are organized.

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The house of the Tour d'Auvergne

This enhancement of heritage highlights 3 centuries of history of the barons of the Tour, who remained in the service of the kings of France. This house was built with stones from the barony's castle following its destruction in 1625.
To be discovered both during the day and in the evening, behind the Place du Docteur Godonèche (place de la ville hall).

A new sound and light space

Théophile Malo Corret de la Tour d'Auvergne, was appointed first grenadier of the Republic by Napoleon

The Tower of Auvergne

2 circuits in the village

La Tour d'Auvergne is gradually undertaking the development of the village center. Residents and elected officials document their heritage. The booklet “The tour of La Tour is worth the detour” in the form of a narrated walk is a first step in sharing discoveries: circuits in the village of 30 and 50 minutes
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Your stay at the Tour d'Auvergne

Map of the village of LA TOUR D’AUVERGNE

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