Details of the property
Situated in the Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne, 500 metres from St Saturnin,(one of the most beautiful villages of France) in department 63450, lies a Romanesque church, chateau of Queen Margot, Randol abbey and the Domaine de Vocan. The Domaine de Vocan is an old stately home within 4 hectares of land and is enclosed within the domain of Comtes de la Tour d'Auvergne. One part of the building dates back to the 13th century.
Once you've driven through the property's entrance you will then discover all its charm :
- large shaded park, with water feature where calm, rest, and tranquillity prevail, under the friendly gaze of the horses, donkeys and other owner's animals.
- inner courtyard
- car park
Monique and Rene will give you a warm welcome all year round in this splendid residence.. They will serve you gourmet breakfasts in the lounge, dining room or in the inner courtyard depending on your wishes.
Your hosts, passionate of their region, will provide you with all the necessary information in order to discover, depending on your interests, the area either by foot, mountain bike, or by horse back following the bridal paths etc.
Three possibilities of accommodation :
A furnished apartment of 60m2, a suite and a chambre d'hotes. All well designed and offering supreme comfort, to make your stay a very pleasant one. You will keep fond memories of your visit.
A wide range of restaurants near by will allow you to discover the specialities of the area as lunches and suppers are not available at the Domaine de Vocan.
From the Domaine de Vocan
You will be able to visit the Auvergne region, discovering this wide territory, its history and its heritage :
Parc des Volcans d'Auvergne
The parc des Volcans d'Auvergne stretches over a vast territory with diverse landscapes characterised by an outstanding wildlife and flora.
La chaine des Puys
You will be able to admire, from the Puy de Dome to Puy de Sancy, 72 volcanoes which will fill you with wonder and you will discover the most beautiful European Chaine des Puys.
The numerous lakes
Walkers, poets, fishermen, dreamers, will re-energise themselves by visiting the lakes. Situated on the GR30/long distance path 30 (Tour des lacs): Aydat (10 minutes away from the Domaine de Vocan), Servieres, La Godivelle, Chambon, Pavin well known for its trout and char fish.
The Auvergne has more than 215 Romanesque churches. In our village, St Saturnin Church is a gem of the XIII century roman art. Also St Nectaire, Orcival, Issoire, Notre Dame du Port churches are all within 30km of our property.
The Chateaux d'Auvergne
The tourist route of the Chateaux d'Auvergne unveils a rich historical heritage, providing a living witness of the past, including the chateau de St-Saturnin the kingdom of the Tour d'Auvergne family, where Catherine de Medicis stayed and also the chateau de la Batisse, Murol etc.
Situated less than 10 minutes from the Domaine de Vocan, the Benedictine abbey is a place to visit, with modern architecture, views and a landscape full of silence, peace and mediation.
Le massif du Sancy
Within or close to the Massif du Sancy, summer or winter, you can participate in many outdoor activities such as :
- down hill skiing
- cross country skiing
- snow shoeing
- walking, horse riding
without forgetting balneology, health and well being sessions.