restaurant Les Glycines (the Wisterias)
cuisine highly appreciated
by connoisseurs and gourmets
Etienne de Chomeil is part of the administrative division of
Mauriac and of the canton of Riom ès Montagne. It is
38 KM (24 miles) from Mauriac, 10 km (6 miles) from riom ès
Montagne and 17 km (11 miles) from bort les Orgues.
Here you can discover the manificient fir-tree forest of Algères
which spreads over several hundred hectares. In the rign of
Louis XIV it was referred to as being an excellent source of
timber for masts. It is still exploited today and hiking paths
wich are both wild and picturesque.
The church, under the evocation of St Etienne and St Clair,
dates from the Romanesque period: it is mentioned in the so-called
Charter of Clovis (reigned 481-511 A.D.).
The castle is thought to have been begun in the sixteenh century.
The perfectly preserved towers lend it grace an elegance.
The lake of the Mont de Bélier, 3 km (just under 2 miles)
from the village, has kept its lonely appearance.
The Rock of Urlande, which has the shape of forehead, overhangs
the mill of Compier, severall hundrd metres below, and seems
to be about to crush it
The botanical path: a walk of 3km (just under 2 miles) at the
foot of a phonolithic plateau. Here you can also find the remains
of a former nunnery.
reasonable prices - Telephone to reserve
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