Auvergne is a beautiful and unspoilt region in the middle of France with a unique volcanic landscape and a rich cultural heritage. It is the perfect destination for people looking for a peaceful holiday with a wealth of outdoors and family activities.
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There are now flights from London Luton to Clermont-Ferrand with Fly Kiss three times a week. Ryanair is also introducing a new route from London Stansted to Clermont Ferrand in July 2017.
Built within the Marcel-Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, the ASM experience is a unique cultural and interactive theme park entirely devoted to rugby and run by one of the most legendary clubs in the game: ASM Clermont Auvergne. Digital technologies and other activities allow visitors to compare themselves with the players as well as testing their line-outs and penalty skills.
The Puy de Lumières light show
Beginning in May 2017, the Puy de Lumières will once more put on an extraordinary light and sound show. Every evening, the main monuments of the town, such as the Cathedral Notre-Dame du Puy, the Saint-Michel l’Aiguilhe chapel, the Saint-Alexis chapel, theatres, and the town hall will be transformed by intricate light work, bringing the history of Le Puy-enVelay to life.
Street Art City
Due to be unveiled to the public on 1 May 2017, the Street Art City near Moulins (1h from Clermont Ferrand) is set to become the new art hub of Auvergne. 13 concrete buildings from the 80s, left empty since 1993, have been transformed into a huge art project. Street artists from all around the world are coming to paint over 20,000m2 of interior and exterior walls. This is a collective work in perpetual evolution and certainly worth a visit.
15th anniversary of Vulcania
In the heart of the Auvergne, the theme park Vulcania is celebrating its 15th anniversary and to mark the occasion is proposing an array of family activities as well as the opening of a new themed play area for the little ones, offering even more opportunities to enjoy all that the Auvergne volcano park has to offer.
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Land art in Volvic Following a successful exhibition in Paris, Volvic-born sculptor Thierry Courtadon has created a permanent installation series in and around his home-town, using Volvic lava stone as a medium.
FOR THE DIARY
- 28 – 30 April Napoleon III Festival in Vichy
- 24 June – 24 September Horizons Sancy outdoor art installation
- 16 July Tour de France in Le Puy-en-Velay
- 30 June – 02 July Europavox Festival (European Pop Music) Clermont-Ferrand