Cérilly Tourist Office – Photo Credit: C.G.03 - GUYOT Laëtitia
Situated in the north of the department between hedgerow fields and forest, Cérilly has always been an important crossroads for communication.
Principal canton town of the Pays de Tronçais with a population of 1,500, Cérilly’s activities are centred around the agroindustry and forestry in Europe’s largest oakland region. The Tronçais forest covers over 10,000 hectares (some 25,000 acres). Its oak is sought after both for cabinet-making and the production of barrels for cognac and Bordeaux wines.
Cérilly has been the proud birthplace of several famous celebrities, including naturalist François Péron, author Charles-Louis Philippe and Marcellin Desboutin, a great painter, engraver and poet of the late 19th century.
Cérilly features a rich architectural and environmental heritage, in particular Saint-Martin’s church which houses a superb 17th-century entombment and has one of the region’s finest bell-towers.
Cérilly is also marked by the activities of its many associations at cultural and sporting levels.
Super-Besse in winter – Photo Credit: Sancy Tourist Office
Situated between 1,350 and 1,850m in altitude, the dynamic, classified resort of Super-Besse is a genuine ski-on/ski-off resort.
Its facilities offer an ideal setting for experienced and amateur skiers to try out all forms of boardsports, in the daytime sun or on slopes that are lit up in the evenings.
Boasting a "Family Plus Mountain" label, it welcomes children and parents in optimum conditions.
In the summer, it is a full-size play area hosting numerous sporting and fun activities in an environment which will suit those who are determined to get about but also those who prefer a lay-back style on the banks of the Hermines lake.