Neighbourhoods of "la Belle Etoile"

  Sport activities, trekking, horsing and mountain bikking

 a vTT

In the vicinity of the village, there are more than 300 km of trail with beacon. Some free maps are available at the reception.

select your route here

 a vTT

In the vicinity of the village, there are more than 300 km of trail with beacon. Some free maps are available at the reception.

choisisez votre randos

 a vTT

In the vicinity of the village, there are more than 300 km of trail with beacon. Some free maps are available at the reception.

choisisez votre randos

  Family activities

Interractive visit of traditionnal honey fabric

Snail farming

"Petanque" Ball's fabric and museum OBUT

Turistic train

Recreationnal summer park in Prabouré.

Learn more about our family activities


Treasure quest in Montarcher, kids investigate.
threw this activity you will discover the old village and his history, and a beautiful panorama.


L'Abbé de Montarcher a demandé à Capucine et sa fouine Coline d'enquêter sur la légende des pierres miraculeuses, qui ont le pouvoir de redonner la vue aux malvoyants !
D'après les informations recueillies par nos deux héroïnes, les pierres seraient à Montarcher ! Cependant, celles-ci sont bien cachées ! Capucine et Coline ont entendu parler de vos exploits de chasseur de trésors, elles aimeraient que vous les aidiez à mettre la main sur ces pierres sacrées !
À travers votre épopée, vous découvrirez le petit bourg de Montarcher, sa riche histoire et son panorama exceptionnel !

Permanent course

La chapelle en lafaye:

Small village located 10 kilometers from the campsite.
The botanical trail and historic Chapel in lafaye is a 2.5 km course to discover the history of the village and identify species of trees and plants, according to their name, bloom and own characteristics.

Located 20 minutes from Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château, the Orientation race of Loire is a space built to discover and practice  orientation . Whether you are young or old, beginner hiker or confirmed, come and discover one of the 4 courses suitable for all ages and all levels. Using the card you'll move freely in nature looking for tags of your course.


Browse a circuit materialized by tags, which you can see by the route of your choice, using a special orientation map and a compass. A tag with a punch to attest your passage. Do it alone or in family.

Cards are on sale at the tourist office or at the reception of the campsite.

Possible departures from Loire or La Chapelle en Lafaye.

Info orienteering...


Treasure hunt for children from 4 to 12 years old, with differents levels. Available in Usson-En-Forez, Montarcher and soon in : Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château !

To upload the explanatory sheets click on: Rando-land

or in turistic information office in Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château.

 a vTT

In the vicinity of the village, there are more than 300 km of trail with beacon. Some free maps are available at the reception.

3 or 4 different courses  with different levels are available with 1 start point in each of the 5 villages below

 1 - Saint-Hilaire-Cusson-la Valmitte
2 - Usson-en-Forez
3 - Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois
4 - Saint-Bonnet-le-Château
5 - Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

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The railway adventure:

This old railway line is now dedicated to hobbies like walking, biking, horsing. Totally secured, flat, the course is suitable for families. the entire line is 28 km, divided in 5 steps below:
• Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez / gare de Périgneux (8 km) ; 
• Gare de Périgneux / Luriecq (6,5 km) ;
• Luriecq / gare de Valinches, Marols (3 km) ;
• Gare de Valinches / Saint-Bonnet-le-Château (5,5 km) ;
• Saint-Bonnet-le-Château / gare d’Estivareilles (6 km).

 For more information go to the turism office in Saint Bonnet or some free maps are available at the reception.

Honey the bee barn House

The honey House of Estivareilles welcomes you from Tuesday to Sunday from 14:30 to 18: 00 and on Saturday from 10 h to 12 h


Free self-guided tour year-round

Tours and demonstrations in the middle of 250 000 bees for individuals
Sunday at 3: 45 p.m. from May 15 to October 30. (no reservation needed)

Space well-being and hairstyle:

Isabelle, masseuse, you will discover massages hot stone or honey, California.

Space Hair Salon, Massages, beauty parlor are open by appointment from Tuesday to Saturday day.
Information on the: 04 77 59 75 29, appointment: 06 80 61 98 76

I visit the honey House

  Usson Adventure Park (15 min from the camping)


3 hours of activities in the trees to discover the courses of different levels:green, blue, red and black and the course "special toddlers" (4 to 6 years old)


Discover the forest by night with unforgettable and unusual sensations in height!

 Chemin de fer du Haut-Forez

Throughout the year, the railroad of top-drill offers regular, special trains or theme. Family looking for Father Christmas, scare for Halloween, give originality to a family celebration, escape in snowshoe or mountain bike or simply to discover our beautiful region is possible.

Discovery of the rail line between Estivareilles (42) and the Chair God (43) on trains of the 1950s, from May to October.  Year-round organization theme trains and special trains on demand for any event (associative, family, professional or other).

Regular from May to October traffic, one-time activities throughout the year and on reservation for groups.

Information about times and prices at the Tourism Office of the country of Saint-Bonnet-le-Château or Usson forez.

Office of Saint - Bonnet to 04 77 50 52 48
Office of Usson drill 04 77 50 66 15

I take the TRAIN

The gorges of the river loire (20min)

In the heart of the gorges,the lake Grangent, stretches on 28 km. The village of Saint victor sur Loire offers you a sandy beach, a marina, and a nautic base  to practice canoe, pedalo,fishing and water skiing. Cruises are offered on the lake.

 Family cultural visits.

 The Saint-Bonnet-le-Château region share her traditions and crafts in museums as: l'écomusée des  monts du Forez et le musée d'Histoire du 20ème  siècle Résistance et Déportation.

Ecomusée des mont du forez

  42550 Usson-en-Forez
  Exhibition about farms and old trades in the beginning of the 20th century.

 Musée d'histoire du 20ème siècle "Résistance et Déportation"
  42380 Estivareilles
 About the Estivareilles fights in August 1944.

Le Moulin de Vignal

 42550 Apinac
 The association of Moulin de Vignal will show you the workings of an old mill.

Musée et boutique Obut ( french typical bowls game)

Open everyday from 2nd january to 23rd december except the sundays and nonworking days.

From monday to friday 8.30am to 12.30am and 1.30pm to 6pm. Saturaday from 10am to 12am and 1.30pm to 6pm

Price: 2euros.

  Les Villages De Caractère

Saint Bonnet Castle



  La Gastronomie

In the vicinity of Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château it's easy to discover the local productions as cheese (Fourme de Montbrison) and wine (Côtes du Forez). You can also visit the local farms with their own typical production: la ferme des balcons ou la ferme des pampilles.

A lot of restaurants propose you a menu made of local specialties.

Aux alentours de Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château il est facile de cotoyer nos produits du terroirs en visitant par exemple:

Les producteurs de Fourme de Montbrison (AOP) mais aussi  Notre vignoble des Côtes du Forez qui bénéficie du label européen d’appellation d’origine protégé (AOP) ou encore les nombreuses fermes comme la ferme des balcons ou la ferme des pampilles avec chacune leurs spécialités de production.
Mais aussi en se rendant dans ces nombreux restaurants proposant au menu nos produits du terroir.

 Ou Manger dans le Forez 

  local farmers markets

Tuesday morning:

Saint Jean Soleymieux 

Friday morning:


Sunday morning:

Saint Maurice en Gourgois


Salle équipée de matériel 3D

Propose régulièrement  des ciné-goûter pour les 3-7ans, des ciné-séniors ou encore des séances spéciales vacances scolaires: le coup de  du cin'étoile chaque mois.

Espace Déchelette
1 Route d'Augel 

42380 Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château


Pour connaitre le programme des séances ou obtenir plus d'informations sur le Cinéma.

    Entre deux villes mon coeur balance 

  Saint Etienne (city of Design)  to 40min                           

  Le Puy En Velay (Attractive heritage)  to 55min by car.

  Le Puy-en-Velay is a city of art and history. A walk will allow you to discover centuries of architecture: the cathedral from the 10th century, the Panessac street and famous building facades. 

Adults and teenagers

Giant zipline, hike-ferrata, orienteering downhill biking......


The enchanted nets park: Exclusivity in Prabouré !

First course of this kind in the area, available from 3 years old, in the trees between 4 and 12 meters high. Totally made of nets as on catamaran, it's the perfect place for a family and fun activity. 

The pedagogic barefoot path is done to be explored alone or with friends and family. no special shoes required!! On the contrary, you will be able to feel some sensations with your foot, on the path, in the forest, along the river.

At the end, some clean water is available before to put back your shoes on.