Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes


If there’s one word that rhymes with Auvergne in French – it’s oxygen! Whether skiing in winter or hiking in summer, its chain of volcanoes is a vast playground for lovers of the great outdoors. Between its lakes, forests and mountains, a unique biodiversity unfolds and a real cabinet of curiosities is revealed. A city devoted to street art, a Buddhist monastery and orthodox heritage… not to mention the chateaux, fortresses and hilltop churches, jewels of Romanesque art en route to Santiago de Compostela.

Here you can climb to the summit of a mountain or dip your toes in a crystal clear lake: in the shadow of Mont Blanc in the Alps, the pure air will soon have you feeling refreshed and relaxed. In winter, ski resorts tempt you onto the slopes then afterwards recharge your batteries at invigorating mountain spas and magnificent restaurants and places to stay. In the summer the fresh air and natural beauty of the Alps are an invitation to disconnect from the pressures of daily life. Hike across the peaks and through fragrant meadows, enjoy an exhilarating white water rafting ride, or discover the artisans and their traditional crafts – there’s so much to do…

Highlights

  • Auvergne Regional Volcano Park
  • Puy-en-Lay
  • Ski in winter
  • Lake Annecy and Lake Bourget

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