Stay in Bort-les-Orgues
at the ***Logis Central Hotel
The ***Logis Central Hôtel in Bort-les-Orgues is strategically located in the Dordogne valley, on the borders of the Auvergne and Limousin regions as well as the departments of Corrèze, Cantal and Puy-de-Dôme . A privileged location that proposes great discoveries for tourism enthusiasts. Many of them stop off here on the way to their holidays or stay there to explore all the assets of the Auvergne and Limousin.
Bort-les-Orgues is, indeed, a picturesque town which has the particularity of sheltering a remarkable geological curiosity which gave it its name, the Orgues. From its center, you can admire these volcanic cliffs which majestically overhang it for almost 2 km. Formed more than 15 million years ago, shaped by time, these gigantic columns of basalt rock 80 to 100 meters high, constitute an astonishing ensemble which is reminiscent of the pipes of an organ of church. This famous natural site, whose summit reaches 789 meters above sea level, is also exceptional for the breathtaking panorama it offers over the town of Bort-les-Orgues, the Dordogne valley and the Auvergne mountains!
But Bort-les-Orgues has another unmissable tourist attraction, its huge hydroelectric dam with its large water reservoir of more than 10 km² (13th largest artificial lake in France) in the middle of which sits the Château de Val, renowned for its exhibitions of paintings and as a setting for many film shoots. In season, cruises with commentary on panoramic launches are proposed on Bort-les-Orgues lake.
Less than 30 km from the ***Logis Central Hôtel there are many remarkable sites for lovers of nature and heritage: the highest peak in the central massif, the Puy de Sancy; the Saint-Nazaire site and its panorama over the Dordogne and Diège gorges; the verdant Natura 2000 site of the Gorges de la Rhue; the picturesque medieval town of Salers; the medieval castle of Auzers with its view of the Monts du Cantal; the spa town of La Bourboule… to name but a few…
Do not hesitate to contact us, we will accompany you in the discovery of our magnificent region, in particular with the help of the tourist stays that we have created with our local partners, including tailor-made tours ranging from 1 to 4 days.
Val and Plateau Bortois Tourist Office
In the heart of Bort, the whole team of the Tourist Office welcomes you with great pleasure throughout the year. It is located 50m from the Logis Central Hotel.
It is 5 km from the Logis Central Hotel. The lake of Bort-les-Orgues is a French artificial lake of 10.72 km², resulting from the creation of the dam of Bort-les-Orgues, on the upper course of the Dordogne.
Chateau of Val
The Château de Val is a 13th century fortified castle, remodeled and restored several times, which stands in the town of Lanobre in the Cantal department, in the country of Artense, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is 5 km from the Logis Central Hotel.
Tannery and leather museum in Bort les Orgues
It presents on 1000 m², about twenty different machines used for the transformation of the skins and it is 500m from the Logis Central Hotel.
The Organs of Bort
AT 4 km west of Bort-les-Orgues and therefore of the Logis Central Hotel.
Located at an altitude of 789 m and overlooking the town of Bort-les-Orgues from 350 m
Fraysse site in Lanobre
At 808 m altitude, it is the highest point in the town of Lanobre. 360° view. It overlooks the village that bears its name, 2 km east of Bourg and 5 km from the Logis Central Hotel. From there, a circular panorama with orientation table opens its horizons to you.
Lac Pavin is 35min from the Logis Central Hotel, it is a crater lake located between Besse and Super-Besse in Auvergne. It presents an almost perfect circle with a diameter of 800 meters and a depth of 92 meters.
The Chain of the Puys
Located 40 minutes from the Logis Central Hotel! Over 32 kilometers long and 4 km wide stretch, perfectly aligned, about 80 volcanoes. This unique alignment in the world forms the Chaîne des Puys, in Auvergne. This jewel, alongside the Limagne fault, has been listed since July 2, 2018 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can discover it a few minutes by car from the Massif du Sancy!
Super-Besse, ski and winter sports resort
On the southern slope of Sancy, the sun floods the ski resort of Super-Besse all day long.
From 1350 m to 1850 m, Super-Besse offers slopes for all levels and a night skiing area.
Labeled Family Plus, the family resort of Super-Besse is a ski area suitable for learning to ski and enjoying the mountains in winter.
Universe Glisse Bort les Orgues
Water skiing, wakeboarding, towed buoy, wakefoil, slalom, baby ski. Come and surpass yourself in a good mood. From initiation to improvement, accessible to all from 3 years old. Equipment provided: skis, wetsuits, vests. Supervision by a state-certified instructor.
Bort les Orgues dam – EDF Odyssélec area and factory visits
The Bort-les-Orgues dam is the water tower of the Dordogne valley with its reservoir of nearly 500 million m3, the 4th largest in France. Commissioned in 1951, this arch-gravity dam, 120 m high and 400 m long at the crest, required 650,000 m3 of concrete for its construction. It is a centerpiece of the French electricity system: with its cumulative power of 250 MW, it produces each year the equivalent of the electricity consumption of a city of 130,000 inhabitants.