Haute Loire is the part of the Auvergne which includes the higher reaches of the Loire and some of the Livradois-Forez Regional Natural Park. There is a wide range of accommodation on offer with the best places in the Haute Loire ranging from cheap camp sites to luxury hotels.
Rural and peaceful, you're right beside the treasures of the Loire proper, the Rhone Valley and the mountains of the Ardeche. This is a peaceful piece of southern France, where you can expect warmth, but no heat waves, and plenty of clean, open spaces and unsullied vistas.
The young Loire feeds this green and pleasant land winding past pretty villages and graceful chateaux - the first of the great chateaux of the Loire, while also offering itself as a watery playground for canoes.
Our two picks of the best places to stay in the Haute Loire are well situated to make the most of this stunning region.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Haute Loire for you?
Alleyras, Haute Loire
An elegant hotel in the Allier gorges. Rooms are charming and light with large bathrooms. Michelin starred-restaurant and spa. Wine-tasting, mushroom picking and hiking nearby. A classic weekend in France for foodies, families and couples.
A beautiful old chateau renovation surrounded by stunning volcanic landscape. Boutique chic interiors blend traditional architecture, new materials, and valley views. Complete relaxation treatments involve reflexology, massages, acupuncture. Fresh produce from the garden, lots to explore.