Sentier des Orgues

Along the Way of St James, set off on a 2 hour 30 minute walk along a trail lined with basalt rock and with a breathtaking view over the Allier Gorges. A change of scenery guaranteed!


Lava flows and a Strombolian volcano. The path will take you through incredible basalt cliffs produced by the volcanic fires in the upper Allier valley. Access from the town of Monistrol-d'Allier. Cross the River Allier. Parking places in the town. Hike: 2 hrs 30 mins alongside the basalt cliffs, 8 km, yellow signs. Leaving from Monistrol d'Allier, follow the Way of St James, then the signs for the “Sentier des Orgues”. Good walking shoes recommended. A descriptive leaflet is available from shops in the town.

Languages spoken

  • French



Free access.


All year round.