Stay at La Chaise-Dieu

Groupes : Journée découverte avec le train du Livradois, La Chaise-Dieu et Ambert

The Livradois train operates from spring to autumn and connects the towns of La Chaise-Dieu and Ambert on a railway maintained by an active association of enthusiasts…
This day of discovery begins with the guided tour of La Chaise-Dieu.

10 a.m.: Welcome by a tour guide to visit the imposing St Robert abbey church with its choir decorated with 144 stalls surrounding the tomb of Pope Clement VI, its 15th century “dance of death” wall fresco and its magnificent baroque organ case then you will discover the fascinating history of its ancient Benedictine abbey through the new museum tour presenting the Gothic cloister, the Notre Dame du Collège chapel housing the 14 Flemish tapestries from the 16th century, a fully restored national treasure and the famous echo room from the 17th century with astonishing acoustics…

12 p.m.: Local meal in a Casadéen restaurant (1/4 of wine and coffee included)

In the afternoon, you will board the Picasso train and follow the small tourist line which overlooks the Viallard viaduct above the Senouire before descending through the gorges to reach the Dore valley and the town of Ambert …

13:45 p.m.: Meet at La Chaise-Dieu station and board the train.

16 p.m.: Visit to the Maison de la Fourme d’Ambert to discover an AOC cheese, an element of heritage, culture and the local economy… Explanations on its traditional and contemporary production with a visit to the maturing cellar
Or choose: Visit the Moulin Richard de Bas in Ambert: historical paper museum, some buildings of which date from the 15th century and discovery of the manufacture of artisanal paper using rags and with inclusions of plants and flowers…

Around 17:30 p.m.: End of the day

Example of proposed menu: country salad with Auvergne cheeses (Fourme, Cantal, St Nectaire), bacon and potatoes / Turkey blanquette with chanterelles served with rice / blueberry dessert


Adult: from €83 (including meal)
base 25 paying).

Free for drivers.
Group rate from 25 people.

What is included

The price includes

– The services of a tour guide in the morning
– Lunch in a restaurant with 1/4 wine and 1 coffee included
– Entrance to monuments/sites according to the established program
– One way trip on the La Chaise-Dieu/Ambert tourist train
– Reservation of service providers
– A free driver

The price does not include

the journey by coach to come to La Chaise-Dieu and then move from Ambert station to the places of visit
insurance and personal expenses

Pratical information

  • Coach access
  • Mandatory reservation
  • Theme visit
  • Reservation of services
  • Groups welcome
  • School groups welcome

Opening period

From 01 / 03 to 31 / 10.
Except Sundays and public holidays
and during the La Chaise-Dieu festival last half of August, no visit to the abbey church is possible.
1 day
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From 83 €  / adult

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