Auvergne Holiday Travel Guide

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Map of Auvergne, France

Welcome to our Auvergne Travel Guide with information on a region renowned for its dramatic volcanic peaks, deep river gorges, and a lush countryside sprinkled with lakes and forests. Auvergne has more than its fair share of breathtaking landscapes

The region is famed for its charcuterie, cheeses - including bleu d’Auvergne and Saint Nectaire - and mineral waters, Volvic being the most famous.

You can explore nature’s glory to the full, taking part in a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including skiing, rock climbing and fishing, or be pampered at one of Auvergne’s leading spas. Auvergne has something for all the senses.

Explore beautiful Romanesque churches, medieval castles and ancient towns such as Salers with its turreted houses, which has also given its name to a cheese, a breed of cow, and an aperitif made from the roots of mountain gentian.

Highlights of a holiday in Auvergne include stunning Puy de Dome, Vulcania, Auvergne’s volcano theme and leisure park and Gustave Eiffel’s Garabit Viaduct spanning the Truyere River.

Auvergne is divided into 4 departments:

·  Allier

·  Cantal

·  Haute-Loire

· Puy-de-Dôme

For further travel information about holiday destinations, the Auvergne Regional Tourist Board can be contacted at:

Auvergne Regional Tourist Board

Parc Technologique Clermont-Ferrand La Pardieu

7 allée Pierre de Fermat – Cs 50502

63178 AUBIÈRE CEDEX

Tel: (00 33) 473 29 49 99

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