Thermes du Mont Dore
1 Place du Panthéon, 63240 Le Mont-Dore, France
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Le Mont Dore - An unexpected adventureWe discovered Le Mont Dore literally by accident. We were in France and had been searching for a calm, peaceful place. We were interested in finding an "tourist off-season" spot, and as it was summer we thought that being in the mountains would be a great idea. We would be able to relax, sleep and rejuvenate.
Le Mont Dore is a breathtaking little town. During winter it is a popular ski resort and during summer it is very quiet so we assumed we wouldn't have a lot to do but rest. Little did we know that we were about to discover the most amazing and coolest nature hiking trails that we've ever experienced.
We had tons of fun! Every day we experienced a different adventure. We found waterfalls, volcanoes, rivers, secret trails, and we took the tram and climbed the many steps to the top of Puy de Sancy. On another hiking excursion we walked an entire 7km forest trail to a small commune called La Bourboule.
Le mont Dore is also well-known for its famous Thermes spa. People from all around Europe come to town to heal a variety of ailments in its volcanic waters.
Life in Le Mont Dore is calm and charming. We spent our mornings purchasing delicious Cantal cheese, milk and fresh fruits. This was one of the most rewarding nature experiences and what's best is we were not expecting anything other than deep sleep. Even though we did get great nights of sleep every night, during the day Le Mont Dore gave us supreme fun!