Welcome to Tence in Auvergne

An authentic parenthesis in a preserved natural environment, between the Ardèche and Haute-Loire ...

Tence, a green mid-mountain resort located on the banks of the Lignon, can congratulate itself for having been able to retain its charm and authenticity over the centuries. Lulled by the sweetness of the surrounding nature, it remains a privileged stopover for pilgrims to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle and Saint-Jean-François-Régis with the GRs 65 and 430 crossing it.

You will find in Tence many "charreyrons" small picturesque alleys winding through the old town, pretty typical farms with slate roofs and even beautiful castles such as those of Brosse and Besset which majestically enhance the landscape.

Take the time to visit the Pharmacy museum housing a magnificent collection of earthenware and classified woodwork as well as the Chapel of the White Penitents museum and its collection of religious objects unique in France. A short getaway aboard the Velay express, a small steam train will be an opportunity to discover the region between meadows, forests and plateaus and to see the legendary Mézenc and Gerbiers de Joncs mountains.

Auvergne is also charming villages to discover (Moudeyres or Bigorre about 20 km from Tence), picturesque castles to visit (Paulhac, Polignac, Montivert ...) and many hiking trails to explore exceptional natural sites, such as the Lignon Gorges, the Lizieux Massif or the Champclause Blue Lake with its turquoise waters ...

A little further away, Saint-Etienne, City of Art and History, Puy-en-Velay, capital of the Haute-Loire, renowned for its lace and its religious heritage and starting point of the route to St. Jacques-de-Compostelle are worth a detour as well as Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, a place of memory dedicated to the history of the just and the resistance during the Second World War.

Haut-Lignon Tourist Office

Haut-Lignon Tourist Office


Chambon sur Lignon memorial site

Devesset Lake

Located on the Haut-Vivarais plateau, the Lac de Devesset leisure center offers you peace and relaxation on the edge of a 51 ha lake surrounded by conifers in the heart of a tourist region. bathing possibility, pedal boats, sailing, lake tour 4 Km

AURUS WAY Segway Segway

Walks and hikes in Segway Segways, all terrain, accompanied by a qualified guide. Baptisms, walks, nature hikes ...

With family, friends or colleagues, experience an unforgettable moment

Cani Rando and Dogsledding

Canirando: Connected to the dog's harness by an elastic leash, attached to a belt, you can go hiking, half-day or full-day. You will learn to know and manage your team member, and to share with him efforts and pleasure on the paths of the Mézenc massif ... A moment of relaxation and complicity, supervised by a professional musher.

Dogsledding in the Chaudeyrac forest around the volcanic lake of Saint-Front or at the foot of Mont Mézenc in Les Estables. Share the passion of these dogs for these moments of escape with the outdoors, appreciate their efforts and the beauty of winter landscapes ... but also their hugs and the complicity with their musher ..that you will become ..

Montivert Castle

13th century castle which can be visited entirely by reservation

Lizieux peak

Film présentation des trophées de la CCI

Haut Lignon