Allier B&B Fradonniere
In the French department Allier (03), Auvergne region, near the former minertown Buxieres les Mines you trove our chambres d'hôtes “Fradonnière”. The well reconstructed farm is being used as a Bed and Breakfast. It lies lovely on a hill with as sole neighbours cows, sheep and horses.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, a toilet and a spacious shared bathroom with a bath and separate shower. Also, there is a cosy read / sitting area for guests with the decision wireless Internet (WiFi). The salon is at your disposal to eat, to sit or watch TV (satellite). In the salon you can use WiFi wireless Internet. Around the house is a beautifully maintained tree garden (5000 m2) with an open view of the rolling landscape. The garden invites you to find a shady spot and enjoy the peace. With a cool drink you can recover from a long walk or bicycle ride. Evenings you can have a tasty meal in the garden, on the covered terrace or inside. There is also a separate lodging (cottage) for two people, where you have a kitchen / living room, bedroom, bathroom and private terrace.
The environment lends itself to be for walking and bicycle trips (including mountain bike and racing bike). For this we have a special package.
Also on the way to the south you are, at us in the middle of France ,welcome. We are about 10 miles from the route A10-A71-A75, the toll way (turnpike) Paris, Orleans, Vierzon, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand, Millau, Montpellier. The Allier is located in the north of the region Auvergne in central France. Rivers, forests and rolling landscape make up the Allier to a landscape that was once the cradle of a French dynasty.
Castles and priory recall that royal past. Bourbon l'Archambault (about 9 mi) is the cradle of the Bourbon dynasty and is a well-known spa with thermal baths. Also in Agonges (about 15 mi) the royal past is still clearly visible. No fewer than 13 castles counts this town and has therefore the highest 'castles density 'of France.
Romanesque churches, there are plenty in the Allier and in the Auvergne, as for example in Saint-Menoux (about 15 mi). The building in Saint-Menoux is devoted to Menulphus, the Brittany bishop who came to death in the seventh century, and is one of the few churches with an antechamber of the year one thousand. Saint Menoux is still a small place of pilgrimage for people who after a visit to the church hope to be of their stress and headache.
A fun and educational day is a visit to the theme-park Vulcania, near Clermont-Ferrand (about 62 mi), located in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne. And if you are there, you can sit down on top of the Puy-de-Dôme and enjoy the very impressive view.
The Allier, like many French departments, is named after a river. Obviously limited nature is not confined to the river. Raptors as the gray buzzard and black kite you see in the whole region as well as marten, badgers, squirrels, wild boar, red deer in the Fôret de Tronçais, deer, otters and even the European movirsko (march turtle). There are several lakes with good bathing water, such as the Plan d’eau de Vieure a few miles away.
The immediate vicinity of Fradonnière, but also the rest of the Allier, is well suited to easy cycling and walking tours. We have descriptions of a number of local tours for you. We also included as bed and breakfast in regional bicycle and hiking tour where you stay every night in another accommodation.
See you on Fradonnière!
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This page was last updated: 12 January 2011