Environment

Auvergne is an ideal region for escaping the trials of daily life. The lovely countryside with its 80 ‘puys’ (extinguished volcanoes) is a true paradise for sports enthusiasts, motor cyclists, ramblers and anglers, or for simply spending your time quietly relaxing.

 

Places of interest:

  • Gorges de Sioule, for swimming, canoeing, donkey trips, balloon flights, castles and giant waterfalls.
  • The places to go for shopping are Montluçon, Clermont-Ferrand, Riom and Vichy.
  • The largest oak forest: La Forêt de Troncais.
  • Various sheep farms where you can buy delicious cheese.
  • Spas / Massage facilities in Neris les Bain: Les Nèriades
www.vulcania.com
(theme park)
www.lepal.com
(zoo / theme park)
www.puydedome.com
(one of the youngest volcanoes in Auvergne’s Massif Central)
www.st-nectaire.com
(well known for its cheese)
www.Forge-de-laguide.com
(producer of France’s best known knives)
www.michel-bras.fr
(3 star restaurant)
www.auvergne-tourisme.info
(information on the Auvergne region)
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