Route by turn-pike from Paris:
- follow BORDEAUX
- A71 Clemont-Ferrand
- A72 Lyon/Thiers
- after 20 km THIERS-OUEST (West)
- **D906 via COURPIERE to OLLIERGUES to VERTOLAYE
- **just outside VERTOLAYE take right turn to BERTIGNAT, about 6 km
- **at the square turn left to AMBERT D65
- **after 5 km you will see a sign with PRADIS, turn left.
- **follow the road untill the end (drive on between the 2 houses)
- **Voilà .. PRADIS
If you want to avoid the toll road please take a look at my Off the Beaten path tip
Please be extra carefull as soon as Hunting Season starts. This year it started on the 12th of September. I dont know if it always starts on the same date but Im sure the people who live here can tell you.
So be aware, dont go walking around in a deer-suit and get shot in the ... :-))
This will protect you for low twigs and other things that might got strangled in you hear.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Talk-power
If its warm and you must sit down all day, you can put some talc-powder in your trousers. The talc-powder will absorb the swet.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you have the 2 day trip, you need to bring your own sleeping bag.
Offcourse you can get to PRADIS by avoiding the the toll roads.
Route from Paris:
- follow BORDEAUX untill the branching at Airport ORLY
- do not follow BORDEAUX but the A6/E15 to LYON
- after 60 km A77 MONTARGIS (unfortunattely toll road)
- A77 via COSNE TO NEVERS to MOULINS to VICHY (N7)
- In VICHY follow the N209 to VICHY (via CUSSET)
- Untill you see a small-oldfashion sign "THIERS". Its on a crossing with traffic lights, on your left, across the street you see a backery/boulanger (white/blue sign). Turn left here.
- Keep following the signs THIERS% and you will drive out of VICHY
- after 30 km you will drive underneath the highway and you will end up at the D906
- D906 via COURPIERE to OLLIERGUES to VERTOLAYE
- just outside VERTOLAYE turn right to BERTIGNAT&b, about 6 km
- at the square turn left to AMBERT D65
- after 5 km you will see a sign with PRADIS, turn left.
- follow the road untill the end (drive on between the 2 houses)
- Voilà .. PRADIS
IF YOU WANT TO USE TOLL ROADS PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY ROUTE-DESCRIPTION AT MY TRANSPORTATION TIP