Auvergne

Get ready for an awesome experience in Auvergne

If you are an adventurous nature lover get ready to travel to Auvergne—a land of spectacular natural beauty. Auvergne is home to two of France’s largest nature reserves: the Regional Park of Volcansd’Auvergne with its dramatic volcanic cones and the Regional Park of Livradois-Forez with its diverse flora and fauna. The Auvergne country side is a relaxing retreat in rural France with scenic and rugged landscapes featuring impressive volcanic mountains, idyllic valleys, crater lakes, rushing rivers, tranquil streams, and unspoiled forests. Whether you want somewhere to go fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing or simply soaking up the beauty of nature, a trip to Auvergne is well worth the detour to the path less trodden.

On this trip, we’re going to climb to the top of volcanoes and tear down the pistes at Super-Besse. We will also visit all the viaducts on the Massif Central: Garabit, Chavanon, Barajol. What’s more? You get to enjoy the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and a street theatre in the picturesque old town of Aurillac.

That’s not all. You can also try kayaking down the River Allier and enjoy a rejuvenating natural spring water spa bath in dedicated wellness centres in Vichy. It would also be fun to marvel at the beauty of the River Jordanne gorges and get to lose yourself in the tradition of the locals by watching the art of cutlery in Thiers and dancing to the traditional Limousin dance, the “drunkard’s step”. And since all that fresh air works up an appetite, it’s a good thing there is the mouthwatering traditional petit salé made with green lentils from Le Puy. You can also try the fresh tomme cheese from Aubrac.

THINGS TO DO IN AURVERGNE

  • Visit Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • Go Kayaking at River Allier
  • Try some delicacies like the traditional petit salé made with green lentils from Le Puy and some fresh tomme cheese from Aubrac.

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Can you ever have enough of Auvergne?

There is more to Auvergne than parks and volcanoes; it is also home to numerous charming villages where you can learn all about the culture of the region in a fun and informative way. Also, the Vulcania amusement park introduces visitors to the power and mysteries of the depths of the earth and the force of nature through reconstructions and spectacular attractions.

There is so much to see in Auvergne and so much to take home too. It’s time to go on a trip to Auvergne! And one more thing, don’t forget to try its famous specialty cheese, ‘Saint Nectaire’.