« the pearl of Forez »,Valcivières is a mountainous town. Despite its sloping path, it became a real important community of craft.
In order to answer craft land’s needs, Valcivières ’s inhabitants had to improve heights and created Hautes Chaumes (protected and labeled site NATURA 2000). This huge territory, when summer came, welcome many herd bovine to make with their cheese, the Fourme. The craft activity was around « jasserie » (farm which was on mountain and where women produced their cheese, thanks to their animals). Even if this type of work has decreased, young craft men continue to practice this « jasserie » life to produce meat and milk of quality.
The Col des Supeyres, allows us to discover the Hautes Chaumes, on foot, on mountain bike, on horse but also on snowshoe and ski in winter.
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