Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a town that lies in the south of the beautiful and vast region of Auvergne, bordering the Haute-Loire and Ardèche, at an altitude of 1,000 m and in the heart of the Lignon Valley. In this exclusive environment, our hotel and restaurant invite you to discover a magnificent location, certified as a “green” tourist destination (France’s leading eco-tourism label).
Just 45 minutes from Le Puy-en-Velay, 1 hour from Saint-Etienne and 1 hour from the A7 motorway, the town lies on the Lignon river, a haven for anglers and hikers. It is also the ideal place to relax and visit the region and enjoy the summer climate that this part of Auvergne is known for. The town, which played a key role in the French Resistance, is famous for its residents who provided shelter for Jews fleeing from Nazi persecution. It is a unique place in Europe, where visitors can learn about the town’s history and understand the strength of the resident’s acts during the World War II.
The region is known for its natural, culinary, and historical wealth. Castles and manors dating from 16th and 17th centuries reveal the history and lifestyle of the past in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding towns (Mazet-Sant-Voy, Tence, Chenereilles).
In the finer months, enjoy a host of outdoor activities: The Pierre de Lune 18-hole golf course in a wooded valley (five minutes from the hotel), cycling, mountain bike riding, hiking between Haute-Loire and Ardèche, horse riding and donkey rides, climbing, fishing, swimming (in the Lignon river), water sports, the Devesset and Lavalette leisure parks, not to mention the Velay Express steam train - the highest in France.
In summer, the town plays host to concerts, outdoor evening events, outdoor book readings, as well as food and antique markets. The quality of life in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is enviable throughout the year.