Issoire City Guide


Montpeyroux: a must-see during your stay in our hotel

Montpeyroux: an extraordinary medieval village

Classified as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", the beautiful fortified village of Montpeyroux, located a few minutes from the ACE hotel Issoire, is unique. The charm and character of Montpeyroux is in the omnipresent blond stone, the arkose, which catches the light and gives the village a southern air. A sumptuous 14th century fortified gateway opens onto flower-filled lanes punctuated with sculpted facades and secret interior gardens. Both a village of sculptors and a wine-growing village, Montpeyroux had as illustrious lords Catherine de Médicis and Marguerite de Valois, better known as Queen Margot, descendants of the powerful Tour d'Auvergne family. During your stay, take the time to reach the top of the keep, the building offers a unique panorama on the chain of puys, the Sancy massif and the Cantal mountains.

Found at:
Office de Tourisme du Pays d’Issoire
Allée du 19 mars 1962