At about 5 km from La Goutte Bruyère you will find a beautiful riding school. In the summertime you can take part in riding tours even if you have never sat on a horse before. There is an english speaking instructor present, who also speaks dutch and french. Outside the summerseason you can also take lessons.
La maison des sources
Drawing and painting lessons.
Leo van Hengel will show you the world of aquarel, oilpainting, acrylpainting, charcoal and pencil. Both starters as more experienced artists can join a workshop of eg. 1 day. A one day workshop (5 hours) costs 80 euro per person, materials included. Also lunch can be provided, eg. a fresh salad, quiche and bread, wine, coffee/tea at 10 euros p.p.
In Vichy there is a possibility to go canoeing (artificial track close to the river Allier), the horse races, playing golf and to have a walk in the beautiful 6 Ha parc with a unique collection of special and old trees.
Of course shopping or going to the casino is also an option, but Vichy is so beautiful that you may even decide just to have a look at the old buildings. Vichy is very well known for the sources and offers lots of possibilities for cures.
Laprugne offers a lot both in summer as in winter. In the summer you can use the bob-sled track. In the winter you can go skiing.
And than of course walking, cycling and enjoying the nice views and small old towns. Have a picknick close to a waterfall or at the banks of one of the many rivers.