The fastest way to the Combrailles is the A71 highway that runs south from Orléans to Clermont-Ferrand.
Take exit number 11, Montmarault.
After the toll station, take the first right on the roundabout and enter the town of Montmarault.
After about 1.5 km turn left on a roundabout, follow the signs to Saint-Eloy-les-Mines.
Again after about 1.5 km, turn left at a traffic light, onto the D4, direction Montaigut/Saint-Eloy-les-Mines.
Follow this road for about 24 km (keep going straight at one roundabout) until you arrive at a T-junction. There you turn left onto the N144.
At the second traffic light, turn right (no signs). Follow this road about 5 km to a T-junction.
At this junction, turn right, direction Pionsat (on the D988).
Follow ths road for about 14 km.
On a priority crossroads, turn right.
Follow this road to a roundabout. There, turn left; direction 'centre ville'.
After about 500 m you will see a natural stone wall on your left, with a green garage door and a small portal. There is a stone sign saying "Maison les Combrailles".
THIS IS THE ENTRANCE.
For those with a good map or navigation system there are of course more ways to reach Pionsat - don't feel obliged to follow the above directions. We think it is the easiest way to find us.