Popular Lettings in Auvergne
Highlights in Auvergne
- Outdoor activities
- Volcanoes and geological heritage
- Seaside resorts
- Terroir and rich cuisine
Most popular in Auvergne
Prices and availability
Holiday rentals and lettings in Auvergne
The multifaceted Auvergne attracts a variety of visitors. From unusual accommodation in the heart of a national park to the most luxurious rooms in a spa, there is no shortage of choices. And that's without forgetting the campsite, which is experiencing a real revival thanks to the bungalows and other yurts, seducing a more demanding public, ready to try the experience. For a 100% natural stay, wooden chalets or renovated old farmhouses are an equally economical alternative. With their rustic facades, they combine authenticity and comfort. They also lend themselves to the game for a stay in winter sports, unless you prefer a letting in the resort centre. Finally, for the duration of a wek-end in one of the main cities of the region, the ideal remains a seasonal rental in the city centre, close to shops and activities.
Holidays in Auvergne
Location and orientation
Located in the heart of the Massif Central, Auvergne is a legendary volcanic land. As one of the least populated regions in France, Auvergne is renowned for its quality of life and breathtaking landscapes. It includes the departments of Allier, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire. It is also one of the largest protected natural areas in Europe. Indeed, with several natural parks, it is one of the greenest regions in France. There are many thermal towns and ski resorts, making Auvergne one of the favourite destinations for tourists looking for nature and outdoor sports. The historical heritage of Auvergne is also known beyond its borders: it has three sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the famous Way of Santiago de Compostela
Nature destination for families
Due to its volcanic heritage, Auvergne is an invitation to winter sports! Take a look at the slopes of the 7 family resorts in the region or try out the many activities on offer. Nordic skiing, dog sledding, hiking, snowshoeing.... All means are good to discover the landscapes of Auvergne! The youngest children will be able to learn to sleigh or ice skate in complete safety. In summer, prefer a refreshing swim in the many water points of Auvergne: Lac du Bouchet, étangs de Tronçais, Lac Servières or Crique de Mallet. Kayaking excursions are also very popular!
The Auvergne soil is rich in nearly 600 water springs, including hot, sparkling, ferruginous and salty water springs!
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Auvergne is a land of cuisine. Here, there's no way we're depriving ourselves! The star of the region? The aligot, of course. This typical dish made with mashed potatoes, butter, cream and mountain tomme will delight the taste buds of the whole family. For a slightly lighter accompaniment, don't miss the Puy lentils. These lenses, a speciality of Haute-Loire, are only produced in 88 municipalities in the department. Cheese fans will not be left behind: between Cantal, Saint Nectaire, or Bleu d'Auvergne, it is better not to think too much about diets. More like desserts? Let yourself be tempted by the Fougnarde, the clafoutis auvergnatArchitectural getaway in Clermont-Ferrand
The capital of Auvergne has a lot to offer! Clermont-Ferrand is full of historic buildings, such as Notre-Dame-du-Port, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, don't miss it. A stay in Clermont-Ferrand is also an opportunity to visit Notre-Dame-de-m'Assomption Cathedral. Famous for its characteristic black colour, due to the Volvic stone, and its majestic stained glass windows, it is a must in the city! Also take time to stroll through its narrow streets, looking for local craftsmen and shopsDiscover the volcanoes of Auvergne
Symbol of the entire Auvergne region, the Puy de Dôme is the highest volcano in the Puys chain. Its summit, reaching a height of 1465 metres, promises you an extraordinary view of the entire region. Accessible by electric train, the journey takes only about fifteen minutes, but offers you a panoramic view of the volcanic landscapes of Auvergne. For the more sporty, take the Muletiers path to the temple of Mercury, the largest relict temple in the Roman Empire. Another option for the most adventurous: take off and fly over the breathtaking landscapes of Puy de Dôme in a hot air balloon or paragliding. Strong sensations guaranteed!Discover volcanoes while having fun in Vulcania
The Vulcania Park is a real invitation to discover the volcanic past of Auvergne. Through numerous workshops, exhibitions and activities, Vulcania raises awareness of the region's natural phenomena. Discover the volcanoes with your little ones, thanks to their dedicated space: the Children's City. Activities specially designed for them will allow them to better understand and understand the volcanic universe of Auvergne and the whole world. The experience is not only theoretical and your cherubs can have fun on several rides. With "Dragon Ride", you will explore the bowels of the Earth, while in the vehicles of "Sacred Volcanoes", you will travel through a lava flow. Don't forget "Magma Explorer", which will take you on a perilous mission through molten lavaRelaxing in Vichy
The city of Vichy was recognized as one of the largest spas in France in the 19th century, when Napoleon nicknamed it "Queen of the water cities". Renowned for treating rheumatism and other ailments, Vichy's sources are still highly acclaimed today. Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend at Vichy Célestins Spa Hôtel *****, Europe's largest spa. On the program, body rejuvenation, wellness improvement or tailor-made treatments. All services are based on Vichy water, drawn from the springs of the region. The ideal getaway to recharge your batteries!