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- A stroll through Clermont-Ferrand
- The Romanesque churches of Auvergne
- Skiing in the mountain massifs
- Hiking in the nature parks
- A trip to Vichy
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The Auvergne is a region in central France and a popular destination both for Parisians who want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and for visitors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With small, picturesque villages and lively towns such as Clermont-Ferrand, the Auvergne region is an enchanting place to visit for its green and mountainous landscape, its culture and its unique architecture. Whether apartment in Vichy, apartment in Montlucon or vacation rental in Moulins, the Auvergne knows how to inspire.Recreation, nature and more
The Auvergne region stretches over vast volcanic massifs and gentle valleys. And no matter where you want to spend your holidays in the Auvergne, you will find a suitable holiday apartment or a pretty vacation rental in the countryside. The region is particularly characterised by its culinary delights. Delicious French cheese, paired with a palatable red wine - is there a better way to end the evening?
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Until 2015, the Auvergne was an independent administrative region with a total of 1.34 million inhabitants. Today it is part of the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region and has its administrative headquarters in the capital Clermont-Ferrand, which is located in the heart of the Auvergne. The Auvergne comprises four departments: Puy-de-Dome, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Allier. The region is characterised by the central volcanic massifs that run through the area: the Chaine des Puys and Monts Dore volcanic chains not only make Auvergne one of the most popular hiking and mountain biking areas in central France, but also invite you to go skiing in winter. Clermont-Ferrand is located about 420 kilometres from the French capital Paris and takes about 3 hours by train. The nearest major city is Lyon, 166 kilometres to the east. Clermont-Ferrand has its own airport, which is almost exclusively served by French airports.
Even France's most famous Gaul, Asterix, spent some time in "Avernerland" in volume 11 of the popular comic book series.
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The main attraction of Clermont-Ferrand is without question the "Black Cathedral", the Notre-Dame-de-L' Assomption from the 13th century. The imposing cathedral with its two towers is built of black lava stone by Volvic - the only cathedral of its kind worldwide! But there are also other beauties to discover during a stroll through the old town. Especially recommendable are the small delicatessens in the city centre, where you can buy local specialities.2. The Romanesque churches of Auvergne
In the Auvergne, a very special architecture has been able to assert itself in church building. More than 250 sacral buildings were built in the region between the 10th and 13th centuries and enchant with their interesting architecture and artistic decorations. The five "main churches", which are the most important and most beautiful: Motre-Dame-du-Port, Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Austremoine d'Issoire, Notre-Dame d'Orcival and the smallest, Saint-Saturnin.3. Hiking in the nature parks
The Auvergne is literally foaming over with opportunities to embark on exciting hikes in nature. Even the legendary Way of St James leads through the region! Away from this, you can, for example, trek in the Auvergne Volcanoes Nature Park (Parc Naturel Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne) or in the Livradois-Forez Regional Park, following in the footsteps of the volcanoes and through splendidly blooming landscapes, or cycle through them.4. Skiing in the mountain massifs
The Auvergne not only attracts many holidaymakers in summer, there is also a lot to experience here in the winter months. Among others, in the three classified ski resorts of Auvergne, Le Lioran, Le Mont-Dore and Super-Besse. Here you can race down perfectly groomed slopes and warm up at the end of the day with après-ski. Snowboarders also get their money's worth here and in the ski resorts there are of course ski schools where even the little ones can learn to stand safely on the boards.5. An excursion to Vichy
Don't miss out on a trip to beautiful Vichy during your holiday in the Auvergne. France's most famous spa lies on the gentle meanders of the Allier River and attracts with its hot springs. Today, three hot and three cold springs attract 30,000 visitors a year to the picturesque town. Enjoy a soothing treatment at the Centre Thermal des Dornes and give your body a break with a long-lasting effect! And of course you will also find the perfect holiday apartment for Vichy on Holidu!
Vacation rentals in Auvergne
You will find more than 3000 vacation rentals and apartments from various booking platforms in Auvergne. These can be booked for as little as 35 €. Many of the holiday accommodations can be booked directly online, which is faster and more convenient than an enquiry to the landlord.
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We can see from our data that Auvergne has an average price of $138.00 per night, a relatively high one under the destinations in France.
]If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most affordable months to visit Auvergne are September ($126.35 the average per night for accommodation), January ($130.06), and October ($130.14).
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Auvergne, the months when you will pay the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, December and June, with average prices per night of $151.2, $147.11, and $146.88, respectively.
If you decide to put Auvergne on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 51% of rentals booked in the year 2020.
The best months to find available accommodation in Auvergne are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 61.8% of the total in 2020), June (60.25%), and January (60%).
The accommodations in Auvergne reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 21%. The second most requested month is July, with 29%, and the third is February with 42.8%.
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