La Chaise-Dieu

One of the most popular days out, Said to have been the Vatican before they moved to Rome. Due south from Ambert on the D906 or via The Tourist train from Ambert

This is the Benedictine abbey built in 1043 by Robert De Turlande who was canonized in 1095 as Saint Robert.

Pope Clement VI was patron of the vast abbey church in 1344-1350 the monks were driven out during the French revolution Inside the church there is a wonderful 26 meter long fresco called The Dance Macabre and various other tapestries and Treasures

The small medieval village centre and 15th century fountain

There is also a museum recanting the life of the monks in the 12th century.

Market days are Thursday and Saturday morning.

Very good restaurants in the village square.

More information can be found on the town website click here