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.


MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS:circuit on the paths and roads of Auvergne.downhill after using the gondolas.
THE HIKES :in the forest, in the mountains...Come and recharge your batteries in the middle of nature.
THE VISITS OF THE REMARKABLE SITES OF THE REGION :The puys (Lake Pavin), the thermal towns (Mont-Dore and La Bourboule), the castles (Murol)...
FISHING PARTIES :in the Picherande lake and the lakes of the region.
Discover also the summer tobogganing on the slopes of Super-Besse...For the bravest, discover the Acrobranche at Le Mont-Dore...


ALPINE SKI:on the slopes of Super-Besse and Le Mont-Dore, with possible access to all the domains of the Chastreix/ Sancy massif.
Information at the tourist offices.
NORDIC SKIING :on the various domains near Picherande:Many sites to discover our region drawn by volcanoes.
On the spot :

2 partner shops 100 metres from the Residence offer you up to 20% discount on ski hire.