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For a great holiday or vacation you have come to the right place! We offer bed & breakfast in the loft of the old mayor's office or a self catering holiday home in the old school. We are on the edge of a peaceful village of stone properties, in a very rural setting, but with easy access (8km) to a town with all the necessary facilities. Both properties sleep up to 4 and are adapted for adults only.

Our village is perched on a promontory with spectacular views.  We are in the heart of the beautiful Livradois Forez Natural Park, an area of mountain pastures and forests with lowing cattle and wildflowers. 

Our closest town of Ambert 10 mins away has cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, and a fabulous twice weekly open air market. In the summer the lake in the park at Ambert is transformed into a beach for sunbathing and swimming, with a separate area for boating.

Locally there are plenty of small mediaeval towns to explore with their markets, local produce fetes, and music festivals.  It is a great place for flea markets at prices for local people, not tourists.

If you are of a sporting nature, nearby there is horse riding, donkey walking, flying, cycling on quiet rural roads, hiking on marked trails (with some starting at our village), or just stroll along the tiny lanes around the hamlets which make up our village, all in peaceful rural splendor.

With its windy roads this is great motorcycle country, with a view at every bend. Off-road motorcycling in the forests is popular too.

Apart from the great outdoors, there are interesting museums, chateaux, and many events throughout the year eg cycling, motorcycle endurance events, music festivals . 

Visit the chain of volcanoes at the Puy de Dome, Napoleonic Vichy, or mediaeval Puy en Velay all just a short drive away.

Why stay at Ancienne Ecole?

Vintage beds and linens from another time. You are guaranteed a good night's sleep in this quiet, peaceful, charming mountain village.

Home made bread and a great breakfast served in the B&B Suite at the hour of your choosing.

We are at an altitude of 1000m. Trees, fresh air and nature envelope you. Slow down, breathe and relax. All the rooms benefit from lovely rural views, and our English garden in the French countryside is an oasis of calm.

Take more than just photos from your holiday. Take back unforgettable memories. Book now.

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