ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTSEEING
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TOP-RATED HIKES, WALKS AND VISITS IN ALLIER

myrtilles

The campsite restaurant Les Myrtilles is located in the heart of a natural park, in the forest of Saint Nicolas des Biefs in Allier, an ideal starting point for mountain hikes and perfect place for peaceful holidays !

In winter, the largest ski area of Monts de la Madeleine in the Bourbonnaise forest awaits you.
To prepare your stay, you will find below some places and activities to discover. You can also contact the association “Tradition d'accueil en montagne bourbonnaise”, the Roanne tourist office or the Allier department Tourism Committee.

HIKING

The campsite also has an official certification as a stopover on hiking and mountain bike trails.
A complete change of scenery and 385 kms of marked paths guarantee unforgettable walks in an outstanding natural environment. Hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, fishermen…,here, everyone can enjoy his favorite hobby.

HIKING STARTING FROM THE CAMPSITE

SPORT & LEISURE

La Loge des Gardes ski resort

Vichy Aventure

Tree top adventure park “ aux cimes de Bécajat”

St Clément body of water

Renaison dams

Le PAL

Terre Aventure

Extreme aventure - hikes

Lake Villerest

MUSEUMS

Glozel museum

Glassmaker's Museum in St Nicolas

Vichy and Cusset

Roanne

Moulins

Clermont-Ferrand

NATURE AND RELAX

The Monts de la Madeleine bisons Farm

Goutaudier Mill

The Roanne coast vineyards

Vulcania

Noés magic road

La Pisserote waterfalls

Equestrian centre de la Vallée

Paléopolis

CULTURAL

Saint Nicolas des Biefs

Notre-Dame chuch

St Jean / St Maurice village

Saint Rirand

Mayet de Montagne

Lavoine

Lapalisse

Markets around the campsite

Dompierre

La Loge des Gardes ski resort

The Loge des Gardes ski resort only 6 km from the campsite

The resort is open in the summer and offers sliding activities on grass for the whole family (bobsled, tubby, go-kart and scooters) as well as zip-lines, a slide in the trees, electric quads for children and various outdoor sports: paragliding, orienteering, disc-golf, mini golf, etc.

Vichy Aventure

Vichy Aventure offers rafting, canoeing, paintball and other activities on the banks of the river Allier

Plan d'eau de St Clément

In Saint-Clément, the leisure center located 15 km from the campsite offers various activities on the lake or around it, such as tree-top adventure…

The Renaison dams

Leisure park at the foot of the Renaison dams near Roanne.
Minigolf, outdoor bowling, donkey rides, shaded terrace with ice cream and drinks.

Aux cimes de Bécaja

Aux Cimes de Bécajat , tree-top adventure park near Roanne in the Loire.
10 minutes driver from the campsite or 25 minutes by bike

Le PAL

Le Pal theme and animal park located 70 km from the campsite, have fun with family between animals and rides in the heart of Auvergne.

Aventure Extreme - hiking

Leisure center located on the edge of Mayet de Montagne /Saint-Clément lake in the heart of the Bourbonnais mountain in Allier

Terre Aventure

For young people (11-17 years old). Outdoor activities (hiking, snowshoeing, climbing, orienteering...)

Villerest lake

Theme and animal park in Dompierre sur Besbre, a great time with family.
The PAL is the most famous theme park in France.

On the programme: thrills and animal discovery. The whole family will enjoy this place.

La ferme aux cabris

La Ferme aux Cabris vous invite à découvrir son ferme aux cabris et à participer à certaines activités avec les animaux.
Dégustation de produits sur place.

The Monts de la Madeleine bisons Farm

Bison breeding and tasting of bison meat.

Goutaudier Mill

The Goutaudier Mill located in Saint Nicolas, invites you to come and discover its trout farm and to fish for your meal if you wish.

Information at 06 70 96 78 36

Vulcania

Don't forget to spend a day at Vulcania, a theme park with rides, interactive high-tech shows & educational movies about volcanoes and science. About 100 km from the campsite.

The Roanne coast vineyards

The Roanne coast has several vineyards to visit and charming little villages to discover:

  • Ambierle, its abbey and its priory
  • Le Crozet, its medieval houses
  • La Pacaudière, its Petit Louvre
  • Saint Haon le Châtel, its treasure hunt
  • Saint Alban les eaux, its springs park
  • Saint André d'Apchon, its church

and many other places to discover,... see flyers at the campsite reception.

Noés magic road

An optical phenomenon which gives the impression that the road is going downhill when in fact it is going up!

Don’t forget to bring some rolling objects with you, so you can have fun and pretend to be Einstein

La Pisserote waterfall

In Arfeuille, the Barbenan forms several waterfalls within the Pisserote waterfall.
A must-see on a warm day.
There are several paths that take you there, from a 40-minute walk to a 3-hour walk.

Centre équestre de la Vallée

Equestrian Center located in Le Breuil in Allier

Pony and horse riding

Paléopolis

Paleopolis is a theme park about paleontology in Allier.

Travel back over 4 billion years with exhibitions, workshops and entertainment.

Hiking starting from the campsite

  • L’allée des hêtres tortueux of Saint Nicolas  Site web
  • Pierre Châtel hike  Site web
  • Roc du Vacher hike  Site web
  • The plateau of the verrerie Tourbière discovery path Natura 2000 zone  Site web
  • Les Hormières hike  Site web
As well as all the many hiking trails in Allier

Glass Museum in St Nicolas

Glass Museum in St Nicolas des Biefs.
Discover the history of the glassmakers who spent several decades at "La Verrerie" as well as the explanation of the rediscovery of the place and some beautiful pieces of glassware.

Glozel museum

Ferrières sur Sichon is a small village near Le Mayet de Montagne which offers several activities and sights: Montgilbert castle ruins, the fairy cave and the museum of Glozel (archaeological site): 04 70 41 12 96

Le Mayet de Montagne Tourist Office : 04 70 59 38 40

Vichy and Cusset

In Vichy and Cusset, located about 45 km from the campsite, you will find all kinds of shops as well as places to visit (the underground museum in Cusset, the thermal baths, springs, parks, the opera in Vichy...).

For more information, please contact
Cusset tourist office : 04 70 30 95 24
Vichy tourist office : 0 825 77 10 10.

Roanne

Roanne is an old industrial town, you will find there the Déchelette Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology, a theater, several typical churches and a marina on the Loire.

You will find as well a swimming pool and an ice rink.

The culinary masterpiece of Roanne is the Praluline, a brioche with pralines made by the famous chocolate maker François Pralus, always imitated and never equalled.

A must-taste (Pralus shop at the Renaison market).

Moulins

A little further you will find the town of Moulins, the prefecture of the Allier, with several museums to visit:

The CNCS : National center of stage Costumes presents a permanent exhibition of Nureyev and several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Information at 04 70 20 76 20.

The MIJ : (Museum of Youth Illustration offers an original collection of illustrations aout young people from the 1950s to the present day, as well as temporary exhibitions that change regularly. Information at 04 70 35 72 58.

The MAB : Anne de Beaujeu Museum which presents art and archaeology collections.

The Mantin house shows you the bourgeois interior of a 19th century house.

The Dukes of Bourbon castle is open to the public 04 70 20 48 47.

Clermont-Ferrand

In Clermont-Ferrand go to visit with family the Michelin factories as well as the Michelin Adventure Museum.

Saint Nicolas des Biefs

Saint Nicolas des Biefs is the highest village in Allier situated about 930 meters above the sea level
The plateau de la Verrerie, listed as a Natura 2000 site, with its twisted beech trees avenue, is a must-see.

Hundreds of years old glass fragments can still be found in the biefs (small streams that run through the fields).
Information at 04 70 56 49 15.

In Saint Nicolas, there is a microbrewery "Saint Nicolas Da Bière" which offers tastings and sell its products. Please give them a phone call to be sure that Nicolas will be there to Tél. 06 42 95 70 58.

Notre-Dame chuch

In Chatel-Montagne, a small village located about 12 kilometers from the campsite, you will find a magnificent 11th century Romanesque church, some art craftsmen and the Maison du Patrimoine (heritage house) which offers exhibitions all year round

Tél. 04 70 59 37 89

St Jean / St Maurice village

Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice sur Loire, listed as "village de caractère", invites you to strool through its picturesque streets.

Unique view of the Loire!

Saint Rirand

In Saint Rirand, you will find another tree-top adventure park in a place called Bécajat and the bison farm opens to visitors.

Tél. 04 77 65 76 88.

Mayet de Montagne

In Mayet de Montagne, the house of the mountain will welcome you to show you all the productions which exist on the Bourbonnaise mountain: from the manufacture of small objects, paintings, to the production of the farms (jams, cheeses, cooked pork meats...) and many other things still.
Tél.04 70 59 75 24

Also at Le Mayet de Montagne, a lovely open-air swimming pool.
Tél.04 70 41 06 33.

And of course the traditional Monday morning market.

Lavoine

In Lavoine is a lively small village with several walking trails, a water sawmill, the wood and forest house and a magnificent water and ball clock almost unique in the world.

Lapalisse

In Lapalisse, located about 40 km from the campsite, you will find the beautiful castle of Jacques II de Chabanne who is at the precursor of the French lapalissades.

People say when he died: "15 minutes bedfore he died, he was still alive".

A sound and light show as well as a falconry show are offered some evenings.

Information : www.spectacle-lapalisse.com.

The town of Lapalisse which is situated on the famous National 7 organises traffic jam re-enactments with vintage cars and costumed characters.

Markets around the campsite

  • Monday: Le Mayet de Montagne
  • Tuesday: Le Donjon and Varennes sur Allier
  • Wednesday: Arfeuilles, Jaligny and Vichy
  • Thursday: Lapalisse
  • Friday: Saint Germain des fossés
  • Saturday: Renaison, Cusset, Dompierre, Bellerive sur Allier

Dompierre

In Dompierre sur Besbre, you can spend the whole day with family in the amusement and animal park. The PAL is the most famous amusement park in France.

Laughs, thrills and animal discovery for a fantastic day!
There is something for everyone!

Camping Les Myrtilles
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Camping les Myrtilles
   03250 Saint-Nicolas-des-Biefs

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WIFI

Le wifi est accessible sur tout le camping. 
Pour vous connecter: recherchez le réseau Les Myrtilles sur votre appareil et laissez-vous guider.
10 minutes de connexion offertes par jour. 
Au-delà, c’est payant.
Le paiement se fait en ligne via une connexion extranet ou au bureau d’accueil.

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