Le Mont-Dore is a town in the Puy-de-Dôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with about 1,450 inhabitants. It is a lively town a wide range of shops surrounded by stunning nature.
The Dordogne river
The town is located at an altitude of 1,050 metres in the Dordogne valley. The Dordogne has its origin just outside Le Mont-Dore, where the mountain streams the Dore and the Dogne converge.
The Puy de Sancy
The Puy de Sancy is visible from almost everywhere in town, and at 1885 metres it is the highest mountain of the Massif Central. The presence of this volcano not only makes Le Mont-Dore a thermal spa town but also a convivial ski resort. In wintertime Le Mont-Dore offers alpine and cross country skiing as well as snowshoeing.
Activities in the vicinity of Le Mont-Dore
In summer time Le Mont-Dore is an ideal starting point for hikers, cyclists, trail runners and rock climbers. Alternatively you can relax at the lakes of Lac Chambon and Lac Servière or at one of the inviting terraces in the town itself.
As many as 3 music festivals
Regularly concerts are being organised and every year 3 music festival are being organized:
- 25 up 28 July 2019 – Mont-Dore Retro Rockin’
- 26 up to 29 September 2019 – Volcanic Blues Festival
- 8 up to 15 February 2020 – Sancy Snow Jazz
Because of the proximity of a motorway Le Mont-Dore is also easy accessible.