PICHERANDE, "European Capital of the Gentian", an authentic Auvergne village, nestled in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park, calm and dynamic at the same time, will welcome you in all seasons. Located at an altitude of 1100 metres, it is a privileged place to stay with your family, at any age, summer and winter.
Just want to return to nature? You will enjoy the peaceful and original landscapes, shaped by volcanoes.
Hikers?..A break on the GR 30 (Tour of the lakes and volcanoes of Auvergne), or a stroll on the short hiking trails.
Cyclists and mountain bikers?...A "life-size" playground
Bikers? ...A stopover on the Cheese Route. (parking available)
Fishermen?...Lakes and streams are waiting for you.
Lovers of sporting sensations?..Acrobranch course and Giant Tyrolean traverse nearby.
In winter, you can go downhill skiing in the resorts of Super Besse and Chastreix-Sancy, and practise cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks in the Picherande area.
In January, near Picherande, remember the dates of "la St Cochon" in Besse in mid-January and the Andros trophy in Super Besse at the end of January.