The Chapel-sur-Usson

La Chapelle-sur-Usson


In the Middle Ages, the village community was built around the chapel. Clinging to a volcanic peak facing the Puys chain, the Dore mountains and the Cézallier plateau, Usson is classified as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France".

Starting point - Take the direction of Coupe-Gorge and then turn left towards Solignat. In Solignat leave the asphalt road and go down to the left to reach a crossroads planted with a chestnut tree in La Chapelle-sur-Usson (Romanesque church Saint-Julien; panorama on the Cézallier mountains).
1 - Continue straight ahead to reach the washhouse at the crossroads at the entrance to Perrier.
2 - Take in the center to enter the village. 10 m before the water point on the left, go down to the right by a tarred road. At the treatment plant, continue to turn right and follow over Ruisseau des Pendillières; cross the Ruisseau des Mines by a bridge to go up to the D703.
3 - Turn right for about 800 m. Go up on the left a path that joins a paved road. Turn right for 100 m.
4 - Cross the D703 again and go down a grassy path opposite. In front of an old well go up on the left. In Les Martres, cross a tarred road to take opposite (old fountain from 1889). At the end of the village, turn right on a track below the D75 road. In Solignat, go up on the left the road previously used to reach Coupe-Gorge and the car park.

  • Entity information: Office de Tourisme Auvergne Pays d'Issoire


  • Altitude max. itinerary: 690 m
  • Altitude difference: 175 m
  • Positive elevation gain: 175 m
  • Markup accuracy: Blue
  • Route type: Loop
  • Distance: 5 km
  • Daily duration: 01h30

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From 01/01 to 31/12.

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