Cultural activities
in Le Monteil

Ferme biologique de découverte

For 500 years, the fortified house of Durianne has been located at the gates of Puy en Velay at the entrance to the Loire gorges.
Guided tour only by reservation (minimum 4 people): outside the castle, garden, sheepfold, vegetable patch
The eco-friendly bohemian peasant castle puts on a show.
The chatelaine is passionate about the protection of heritage of all kinds. Also, she created around the castle in 2009, a living and productive eco-museum, that is to say a small organic peasant farm conservatory in mixed farming. Here, in Durianne, rare animals cross paths: 80 bizet sheep, horses from Auvergne, geese from Toulouse, maran hens, black-bottomed pigs from the Limousin, rare birds from the sky, red kites, glowworms, bats…. Yes yes, the wild animals were not mistaken; They quickly spotted this haven of peace without any chemistry. The 1000 collection trees planted in recent years confirm this desire to help biodiversity. The creation of this very small private nature reserve was possible thanks to you! . . Françoise welcomes you in bed and breakfast in the heart of the castle registered in 2021 and is also very involved in the associative world and she welcomes children from social homes on vacation, works with the LPO, the Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels, the glowing worm, the AMAP, the herding dogs.. The farm is open to schools and to all those who want to open up to another world.


Customer base

Special family with children

Cultural activities

  • Discovery
  • Agriculture


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2024
Open all year from 10:00 a.m.


Further information) :
Prices: Adults: 8 euros
Children (3-12 years old): 6 euros


Durianne Castle
Place called Durianne
13 rue du Sequoia
43700 Le Monteil
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