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The Via Allier cycle route from Saint-Haon to Langogne
This last stage of the Via Allier cycle route starts with a rapid, winding descent to the hamlet of Le Nouveau Monde and the banks of the Allier River, going via the D31 road. Then follows a long climb up to Pradelles along the D40. Having crossed this little town’s cobbled lanes, the cycle route finishes with a stretch on narrow parish roads taking you as far as the neighbouring little town of Langogne. Take care arriving at Langogne and riding along the RN88 road.
- Le Nouveau-Monde: a hamlet beside the Allier River, its name reflecting the time when the spectacular railway line was being built here in the 19th century.
- Ligne des Cévennes train line: a 19th-century railway line built to connect Paris and Marseille, crossing the Massif Central, the mountainous area with the Auvergne at its core.
- Rauret: the 12th-century church with its narrow bell-gable; the 13th-century Château de Jagonas (private); the Arquejols Viaduct.
- Saint-Etienne-du-Vigan: the Romanesque church with a narrow bell-gable; the 17th-century Tour de Beaune (private).
- Pradelles: a village that’s part of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. Check out: the fortified gateways and fine old mansions; the 20th-century church and vestiges of the Chapelle des Pénitents; the viewing tables and fine viewing points.
Gare à Chapeauroux et Langogne : Ligne TER Clermont-Ferrand <> Langogne