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Church in Orcival

Basilique Notre-Dame

The Romanesque basilica towering over Orcival is one of the most impressive churches in the Auvergne. With its octagonal tower and broad stone arches, 12th-century Notre-Dame is as imposing as a castle. It was built…
Chocolate in Orcival

Maison de la Confiserie

Locals talk in rapturorous whispers about the pâtes de fruits (fruit jellies) made at this sweet and chocolate boutique, 50m from the basilica. You can also pick up marzipan marvels, fine chocolates and a host of ot…
French in Orcival

Auberge Le Cantou

Dishing up cuisine as rustic as its wood and stone dining room, Le Cantou is a reliable spot to try classic Auvergnat dishes like fondue of St-Nectaire cheese, pig's trotter in mustard, and pounti (a savoury cake of…
Chateau in Orcival

Château de Cordès

Fans of French formal gardens will enjoy the 15th-century Château de Cordès, 2.5km north of Orcival off D27. Visitors can explore the manicured lawns and precision-trimmed hedges planned out by Versailles’ landscape…