Thiers is a member of the Livradois-Forez regional natural park. Thiers The world capital of cutlery is here, clinging to the mountainous rock. Thiers cutlery know-how is exported all over the world. In addition, an international festival of the art and tradition knife puts it in the spotlight every year in May: Coutellia. In the region, cutlery was born in the Durolle valley seven centuries ago, cutlers tamed this river to install "spinning wheels", these old cutlery using hydraulic energy. The last one still in operation can be visited in the Vallée des Rouets. You can thus take advantage of the ticket combined with the visit of the Cutlery Museum to discover this know-how.
Two tailor-made days with must-see sites
In the valley of the factories, the contemporary art center “Creux de l’Enfer” awaits you. It is installed in an old cutlery. Also, a small tourist train makes you discover, comfortably installed, this valley of the factories, the gorges of the Durolle and the medieval center. Then, at the cutlery museum, marvel at the collection: a pleasant visit awaits you. To complete your visit to Thiers, discover the valley of spinning wheels.
Moments to enjoy to fully enjoy the region
Workshop – Assemble your Le Thiers® knife with Inserfac or the Robert David cutlery in Thiers.
SPA – Relax at the Spa des bois noirs with an attentive team in Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle.
Bee – Visit a mountain beekeeper in Viscomtat.
Water – Taste the mineral and royal water of Châteldon.
Thiers and its surroundings
Whether you are a history buff or a horse buff, a paddleboard enthusiast, a fishing enthusiast or looking for a spa, this destination, where nature and the city mingle, offers you the means to spend a very pleasant rejuvenating and invigorating stay. In the high forest of the Bois Noirs, to the east of Thiers and facing the fascinating Puy-de-Dôme, enjoy a majestic mountain range. It will delight hikers and mountain bikers.
In addition, you can also discover the habitat of the otter or learn about trout fishing around Lake Aubusson or even taste mountain honey in Viscomtat or craft beer in Courpière. The discovery of the treasures of nature will be part of your vacation. Finally, for the most solitary, the Bois Noirs spa invites you to relax in its aquasensory space. Sauna, hammam and massages are on the program. But before, enjoy a hot herbal tea, enjoying the view of the Prades lake. Lovers can enjoy unforgettable landscapes during a poetic hike on the Grün de Chignore. Also, in towns such as Châteldon or Ris, history buffs will appreciate all the facets of Livradois-Forez thanks to thematic guided tours. Indeed, a change of scenery and letting go are at the rendezvous in this tourist territory where nature invites you.
The natural spaces around Thiers
Take a dip with family or friends at the Prades lake in Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle, at the Iloa leisure center in Thiers or at Aubusson lake in Auvergne.
Hike in the middle of nature in the Black Woods around the Col de Saint-Thomas.
Breathe in the fresh air in the Credogne valley and its deciduous forest.