Outdoor accommodation at Molles, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


Your host, Paula

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  • Drinking water
  • Barbecue
  • Electricity
  • Independent dry toilets
  • Independent shower
  • Independent kitchen
  • Independent fridge
  • Parking onsite
  • Picnic table
  • Independent access
  • Kids playground
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Located on the heights of Vichy, our unusual accommodation "Sous les toiles de PauTiLou" offers you a stopover in the heart of nature. In Auvergne, at the gateway to the Montagne Bourbonnaise, we look forward to welcoming you to our green refuge in the Allier region.

Ideally situated between the natural spaces of the mid-mountains and Vichy's rich heritage, our tented accommodations allow you to enjoy a stay in tune with nature.

Whether you're looking for a family vacation, a romantic break or a weekend with friends, come and enjoy the pleasures of camping... with all the benefits!

The setting

The "Montoncel", an unusual accommodation in an idyllic natural setting overlooking the Montagne Bourbonnaise, just outside Vichy (Auvergne Rhône Alpes). A change of scenery and peace and quiet are guaranteed, whether you're a couple or a family.
Dry toilets for each unit, limiting water consumption (good for the planet and the earth!!). No electricity in accommodation (headlamps and rechargeable lamps only), so you can live as close as possible to the rhythm of nature. Electricity is only available in the kitchen/sanitary block.
You'll enjoy the company of birdsong, crickets, butterflies and bees, and all our wild guests...

The spots

Sibley tent (tipi type) 4m in diameter, consisting of :
- a 4m-diameter main room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds. (new bedding, comforters, pillows), table, bench and stool.

The sanitary facilities

Sanitary facilities available :
- 2 showers (hot water)
- double washbasins (hot water)
The kitchen/sanitary block is shared with the other tenants. It is accessible 24/24h.

Separate dry toilets for each unit

The amenities

-Kitchen unit :
- sink (hot water)
- gas hob
- crockery
- fridge/freezer
- microwave
- coffee maker
- kitchen utensils (oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, herbal tea, tea, coffee)
electrical outlets available for charging telephones....
The kitchen/sanitary block is shared with the other tenants. It is accessible 24/24h.

The activities

- Additional workshops offered by Paula:
- nature / ZD workshops (making birdhouses, homemade household products and cosmetics, etc.)
- gardening workshop (cuttings, seedlings, herb and flower plants...)
- farm visit (market gardening)

- Additional activities offered by Thierry (Mountain Leader):
- Hiking (Montagne Bourbonnaise, Chaine des Puys, Massif du Sancy,...)
- Mountain biking
- Introduction to orienteering
- Nature activities

You'll be 15 minutes from downtown Vichy (a spa town and UNESCO World Heritage Site), with its magnificent greenway running alongside the Allier River and Lake Allier, to be explored by bike or on foot, its parks with tree species from all over the world and over a hundred years old, its sports complexes and events (Ironman, rowing...), its cultural events (Vichy Opera, conferences, museums...).

We're at the gateway to the Montagne Bourbonnaise (in the heart of nature, yet so close to the city), with its lush greenery and exceptional sites (allée des hêtres tortueux, Lavoine ball clock, museums, accrobranches, lakes and water sports centers, hiking trails, mountain biking, accrobranche...).

Nearby hiking and mountain-biking trails, surrounding forests and remarkable views of the Montagne Bourbonnaise and its highest peak, Montoncel 1287m.

1h from Clermont
1h30 from the Chaîne des Puys
2h from Massif du Sancy
1h30 from Lyon
3h from Bordeaux
3h30 from Paris

Other things

Additional services:
-Homemade/local breakfast* 9.50€/adult - 5€/child under 10 years old
-Aperitif platter (chips, cocktail tomatoes and farm vegetables in season, olives, local sausage) 10€ / person
-Planche de pays (local cheeses, charcuterie) 20€/2 pers 35€/4pers
-Basket with seasonal farm vegetables grown by Paula
-Local drinks

*Breakfasts include hot beverages (coffee, tea or hot chocolate), fruit juice, homemade bread, homemade jam (with fruit from the farm), butter, farm honey (depending on harvest) or local honey.


We look forward to welcoming you. Arrivals between 4pm and 7pm, departures before 10am. Access is via the D62 (Axis Vichy-LeMayet de Montagne) following the sign "Sous les toiles de PauTiLou".
The tents and sanitary/kitchen block are non-smoking, but you can smoke outside, making sure you put your cigarette butts in the ashtrays (nothing should be thrown into nature!).
Children's games are available (huts, dinette, outdoor wooden games (giant mikado, rings...)).
We ask you to respect the peace and quiet between 10pm and 7:30am for everyone's peace and quiet, except if you're using the site privately (for EVJF/EVG, groups, cousinade...).
We look forward to welcoming you.


Possibility of breakfast (€10 / person)

Breakfasts include hot beverages (coffee, tea or hot chocolate), fruit juice, homemade bread, homemade jams (with fruit from the farm), butter, farm honey (depending on harvest) or local honey.


  • Amusement Parks
  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Canoe / Kayak
  • Climbing
  • Cultural visits
  • Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Trails
  • Well-being
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