Small town of the regional park of volcans D'Auvergne located at the foot of the Massif du Sancy. To visit both in winter and in summer it is most famous for its feast of gentian in the month of August ! Very tourist village offers many activities : The touring on foot, mountain bike, horse and as soon as the snow arrives Nordic skiing, sled dog, snowshoe hikes…
Next to the church you will find a tourist office you refer in your sports research, tourist, … For the followers of AO of Saint Nectaire farmer producers await you around the village…
The Romanesque church of Saint Quintian
You will find lots of information on the dedicated page of the website of the village
This deep lake 86 meter is housed in a former volcanic crater. Located at 1162 metres above sea level it is bordered by the forest of Montbert.
To get there from Picherande, take the provincial road 203 a few kilometres in the direction of Super-Besse, Lake You then shown on your right. You can park in a parking lot and then join the lake walk. Note that this is a private Lake, It is therefore forbidden to bathe or fish.
The feast of gentian
Picherande, common labeled “European village of gentian” ! A distinction which clearly shows the involvement of the village in the promotion and enhancement of the Queen of the summer plant.
Venue Thursday 14 and Friday 15 August 2014 6th day of the Picherande gentian.
You will find on-site events around the theme of gentian, the discovery and the presentation of the plant, a hat contest, decorations, cakes, decorations, the whole root, of leaves or flowers of gentian.
But also demonstrations, a gourmet market, Discovery accompanied hikes, parades, folk groups and the election of Mister gentian Friday.