The Auvergne region is situated in the Massif Central. With its crater lakes and hot springs, this region is the green, volcanic heart of the Massif, and a popular holiday destination in France. It's a paradise for holidaymakers who like to be active outdoors. You can go on perfect walks here in summer, and even ski in the winter. You will also find some of the country's most beautiful churches, castles and palaces from Roman, medieval and Renaissance times. Your holiday home in Auvergne is an excellent home base for excursions in the region.
The Auvergne is fascinating with its unspoilt natural beauty, green hills with high plains, forests, lakes and extinct volcanoes. A holiday home in the Auvergne is a perfect base for a holiday in the countryside. A visit to one of the volcanoes is definitely worthwhile. It is a nice walk up, and once you have arrived at the top, there is a spectacular view awaiting you. For the beginner or for the advanced hiker, there are plenty of possibilities! The Auvergne is also an excellent holiday destination for a holiday with children. Choose a holiday home with swimming pool, and take a walk in Auvergne through the beautiful landscape.
Of course, during a holiday in the Auvergne, there should also be time to relax. Luckily there are possibilities for this!The Auvergne is also known for its springs and spas. Le Mont Dore is an example of such a spa, already known in Roman times. Take a trip from your holiday home in the Auvergne, and get to know the healing effects of a day of relaxation in a spa environment. It is not without reason that the Auvergne has been a popular destination among our holidaymakers for many years.Great weather, good food and the sophisticated mix of culture, nature, sports and relaxation are important reasons for this. Belvilla offers authentic holiday homes, characteristic farms and castles in the Auvergne. Whether you want to enjoy a well-deserved holiday with the whole family, or take a break with your partner in the low season, dive into our offer and find the right holiday home in the Auvergne!
Puy-de-Dôme, Clermont-Ferrand, and L’Aventure Michelin (Michelin museum) are some places that you must visit in Auvergne.
Some of the must-try activities in Auvergne are:
Some of the recommended dishes in Auvergne are Sausages, pâtés, fritons d'Auvergne, Fromage de tête (pig’s head broth), cured meats, salted pork with green lentils.
The best time to visit Auvergne is in December if you wish to ski. If not, travellers should visit in the summer months.
Travellers from the UK can reach Lyon by air, rail or road. From there, Auvergne is just a train and bus ride away.