Straddling four departments, Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne is a magnificent medium mountain region famous for the Chaîne des Puys, its thermal resorts and its cuisine. The 80 volcanoes of Auvergne, a natural treasure unique in Europe, will offer you an ideal place for outdoor activities: hiking, cycling, white water sports, skiing, snowshoeing, sledging in winter. The history of Auvergne is also strongly linked to thermalism with the presence of 109 springs and ten cities of water. Heritage lovers will be able to marvel at the five major religious buildings of Romanesque art, including Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand, on the roads to Santiago de Compostela. Not to mention the dozens of castles, some of which offer guided tours to plunge the youngest into medieval history. With your family, you can enjoy unforgettable and unusual moments in the many parks and museums of the region: Vulcania to see the volcanoes in a different light, l'Aventure Michelinto learn everything about this great Clermontese name, the Pal for a relaxing day, the ASM Experience unique museum for rugby enthusiasts.... In Auvergne, good restaurants and gourmet products abound. Let yourself be tempted by a saint-nectaire or a salt, a saint-pourçain or a côtes-d'auvergne. Not to mention the lentil from Le Puy... and so many other delicacies!

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When to go to en Auvergne?

Depending on your activity, you can go to Auvergne in all seasons. Every season has its charms! Prices will rise in the high season (winter holidays, July and August), as will attendance. While winter sports resorts are less popular than alpine resorts, it is nevertheless necessary to book your accommodation well in advance. If winter allows skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, visiting Auvergne during the other seasons will allow you to broaden your range of activities. The light of summer and autumn is particularly sublime and gives nature amazing colours

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Séjourner en Auvergne pour découvrir sa grande variété de fromages

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10 villes réputées pour leurs spécialités gourmandes

"How do you want to govern a country where there are 246 varieties of cheese?" De Gaulle said. In his famous reply, the general forgot about pastries, cold cuts and wine! France is, indeed, a gastronomic paradise for all epicureans! If its refined cuisine is exported all over the world, at Le Petit Futé, we have a real penchant for its local products. From Bayonne and its ham to Normandy and its cheeses: this is our tour of gourmet France! ...

Le Parc Animalier d'Auvergne a réouvert ses portes au public

After a short winter head, that's it, the Auvergne Animal Park is once again open to the public, who have the pleasure of being able to wander the alleys along which they take the time to contemplate the different residents. The space has been created so that the animals can flourish and feel at home. Species found in the park include giraffes, rabbits, camels, lions, lynx and Canadian wolves. That is, the site is also home to animals that ...

Vidéoformes  : festival international d'Arts Numériques à Clermont-Ferrand

Vidéoformes is a structure of diffusion and artistic production since 1984. She works in the field of video and digital art. Its annual festival allows participants to plunge into the heart of digital news and creation by taking part in various highlights in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. The public is invited to see installations, performances, to take advantage of virtual reality experiences or to participate in debates and round tables on ...

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