This age-old French region lies in the Massif Central and is made up of 4 departments: Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy de Dôme.

It came 6th in Lonely Planet’s most beautiful regions in the world…

Here are some unmissable sites in Auvergne!

  • Vulcania, volcano park
  • Château de Murol, medieval fortress
  • Chaîne des Puys, nature, footpaths and volcanoes
  • Puy de Dôme, nature and volcanoes
  • Puy de Sancy, footpaths, volcanoes and nature
  • St Pierre de St Flour Cathedral, fabulous Gothic architecture and paintings
  • Arboretum de Balaine, botanical garden
  • Plateau de Gergovie, in Julius Caesar’s footsteps
  • Mont Mouchet, Auvergne resistance hot spot
  • Granval Dam, lake, fishing and water sports
  • Puy Mary, amazing views, footpaths and nature
  • Le PAL, theme park and wildlife park