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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Festiwine : les vignerons du Puy-de-Dôme donnent rendez-vous pour célébrer le vin

Cancelled in 2020 because of Covid-19, Festiwine returns in 2021 to celebrate the wines of the AOC Côte d'Auvergne and the IGP Puy-de-Dôme. The winegrowers invite the public to an evening in the spirit of a guinguette, with tastings at the wine bar, catering, musical entertainment and a concert by the Bombes Humaines to make everyone sing and dance. The appointment is given at the beginning of the evening at the water level of Cournon ...

Objectif Auvergne : offre touristique pour découvrir 5 sites phares du Puy-de-Dôme

Objectif Auvergne is the initiative that results from the association of 5 major sites in the Puy-de-Dôme in order to offer visitors a rich and surprising tourist offer. These 5 sites are the Panoramique des Dômes, the Lemptégy Volcano, the Michelin Adventure, the Auvergne Animal Park and the Volvic Stone Cave. When visiting the first site, people are given a Travel Notebook, which then entitles them to discounts on the purchase of entry ...

Plusieurs nouveautés au parc Vulcania

In 2021, natural phenomena are in the spotlight at Vulcania with Namazu, a family coaster on the theme of earthquakes! Explorers are invited to visit the Namazu team's scientific base, then to join the seismologists in the field with vehicles designed to travel to rugged areas. At the end of the attraction, there is an area where earthquakes are explained. Don't miss the Earthquakes exhibition, which allows you to learn more about this ...

Louer une voiture pour un road trip estival en France

Going on a summer road trip by car in France is an excellent way to discover the different facets of a region or to move easily from one landscape to another in a few hours. You can stop wherever you want, for as long as you want, and in the end, it's a real feeling of freedom that comes over you. So, if you also want to take advantage of the good weather to drive around France, here are some road trip ideas for a holiday full of ...

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