Auberge du Ripailleur

Hotel in Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez

At this cheerful inn in tiny Dore-l'Église, restful, wooden-floored rooms overlook a 12th-century church. It's worth getting breakfast (€7) or opting for half-board (from €15): half the fun is eating here (the name means to eat one's fill). Expect French comfort food like confit duck, coq au vin and plenty of outstanding local cheese. It's 8km north of La Chaise-Dieu.

There is free parking around the village.