de La Fricaudie

With one of the most beautiful panoramas of the Sancy,  the quiet village of Picherande lies in a wild landscape between “Le Mont Dore” and “Artense”  plateau.
It is a ski resort and a starting point for countless walks in summer and winter.
First European village of the gentian flower, Picherande has a rich cultural and natural heritage: Romanesque church St Quintien, Tinaire's oven, Gayme lake, La Barthe waterfall, Chauvet lake, The Paillaret (1.720m) ...

The Cottage is located at 1500 m from the village


You will find shops (bakery, butchers, country market in July / August, news agence). The closest supermarket (Simply) is located in  Besse (17km - 15 'by car).


You will also find Picherande a tourist office, a post office and a service station .


You can rent your ski equipment in one of two rental shops and ski equipment.

GOOD TO KNOW : Shop "Cap Sancy" offers 20% off-season discount and 10% discount during the school holidays upon presentation of a discount card given when you arrive in your cottage.


Fishing equipment can also be bought at Cap Sancy.


We recommend the Crêperie restaurant "Chez La Jeanne" at the entrance of the village to enjoy delicious crêpes made "at the Pump" and the inn "Le Taraffet" (Charreire Road, 5 minutes from the cottage) to enjoy the traditional Truffade.


Also in Picherande : 1 tennis court, Lake “de Gayme” equipped for fishing and space with playground, table tennis, toboggans space, mountain bike trails.


In August, the village celebrates over a long weekend the Feast of Gentian and the Feast of St. Roch.


Picherande website

La Tour d’Auvergne (12 km) :


                              - ATM agency Crédit Agricole Centre France

                              - Bakery, Butchery, country products, grocery

                              - Market every Saturday morning

                              - Doctor, pharmacy

                              - Lake (swimming, fishing space) 

​Besse (17 km) :


                          - Ski Museum

                          - Medieval City...

                          - Lots of restaurants, bars...

                          - ATM agency Crédit Agricole Centre France

                          - All shops

                          - Simply Supermarket and petrol station

                          - Market every Monday morning

                          - Doctors, pharmacies, dentists

                          - All amenities in season in Super Besse (12 km)



                        - All amenities during holidays in Super Besse (12 km)

Route de La Fricaudie, 63113 Picherande


Contact : Carole Leclercq  (+33) (0)6 63 64 65 59