Gîtes du Viaduc des Fades

Les Ancizes-Comps, Auvergne, France

Two apartments and a former servants house in an ideal location alongside one of the highest railway viaducts, in central France.

Key Points

  • Alongside France's highest railway viaduct you can discover this former hotel which now houses 2 apartments plus 2 additional small houses in Auvergne.
  • The apartments sleep 5 guests each whilst the 2 cottages sleep just 1 couple each.
  • Whilst here enjoy swimming in the lake, canoeing on the river or visit the sleeping volcanoes.


This former hotel is situated at one of France's highest railway viaducts (built 1901-1909, today no longer in use). It has a magnificent view on the viaduct and a huge reservoir lake.

There are now two apartments - Gîte Bellevue & Gîte Le Viaduc - in the former hotel, for 5 persons each, decorated with loads of pictures to recall the history of this place. Each apartment has it's own entrance, living room, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, 3 bedrooms and outside space. Rentals per week (sat.-sat.), off season weekends possible.

Next to the hotel is La Petite Maison Bleue, a small house which was originally for the servants of the hotel, the converted building now sleeps 2 guests.

There is also Le Petit Coup de Combrailles which sleeps just 2 guests on a mezzanine level bedroom in this bijou cottage. 

Activities in the area include swimming and water sports on the lake, canoeing on the river La Sioule, national park the chain of volcanoes with the Puy de Dôme being the highest (1465m), local markets, visit cheese makers, walking, mountain biking, fishing (trout and salmon in the river), medieval villages etc.



Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Clermont-Ferrand (50km)

Content updated on 23rd November 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom