Prades is a town where the residents created a man-made beach area right along the river Allier.

Prades is also a beatiful town where you can really see the effects of volcanic activity from years ago.

- and of course it provides a wonderful backdrop while lying on the sandy riverbank, feeling the warmth of the sun and enjoying life :-) Pigerne (11)

It only takes 30 minutes to drive to Prades from Les Trois Noyers, following the river and driving through untouched nature behond description.  And along the river, there are many pristine places where you can swim and even jump into the river from the surrounding cliffs.

In the center of Prades there is a cosy little café and a bakery and even a small bar next to the beach area, where you can buy a cold drink or, if you prefer, ice cream.