A region of water, the Allier is brimming with rivers (the Allier, Cher and Sioule rivers), springs, ponds, lakes and artificial lakes. Fans of fishing, water sports (canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, sailing, pedalos, river walks) and swimming (Sault lake 2 km from Montluçon) will be in heaven.
The region's luxuriant natural spaces, with their rolling hills, are perfect for hiking, cycling and horse or donkey rides. There is no shortage of GRs, marked routes and tracks (mountain bike), and little picturesque paths to discover this colourful department near Auvergne.
And why not teach an old dog new tricks by trying dog-sledding and discover nature in the company of a pack of sled dogs?
Other activities: adventure trails, paintball, paragliding, microlight, hot air balloon, go-karting, quad biking...
Our hotel in Montluçon is the perfect place to discover the many wonders of the Allier department, in the Auvergne region.
Built on both banks of the Cher river, the capital of the Bourbonnais region will enchant you with its rich history and the beauty of its traditional 15th century houses.
Set off on foot, by bike or on horseback to discover this magnificent region. Surrounded by so much water why not try fishing, canoeing or even rowing?