The Auvergne: what to do, what to see...

France’s oldest region lies deep in a land of volcanoes. It cannot help but amaze with the purity of its spring waters, its landscapes described by some as sacred, and the exquisite quality of its produce, embodied perhaps by one of its speciality cheeses: Saint-Nectaire. And these are just some of the magical experiences that await you... Are you ready? 

• The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Clermont-Ferrand
• The Roman theatre in Vienne
• The Vulcania theme park
• The Puy-de-Dôme
• The Le Corbusier centre at Firminy, Saint-Étienne
• The Chateau Val at Lanobre
• The Auvergne Volcanic Regional Nature Park
• The village of Les Estables on Mont Mézenc
• The Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park
• The Chateau Grignan in the Drôme


• Ski the iconic slopes of Le Prat-de-Bouc
• Treat yourself in Saint-Nectaire
• Make the pilgrimage to Le Puy-en-Velay
• Gallop on horseback over the Cantal hills
• Be amazed by the view from the Fortress of Polignac
• Discover the legends of Saint-Floret 
• Paddle your own kayak down the River Allier
• Luxuriate in a rejuvenating spa bath in Vichy
• Marvel at the beauty of the River Jordanne gorges
• Look down on the volcanoes from the Panoramique des Dômes railway

Getting to the Auvergne