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  • Tailor-made authentic hotel holidays to Auvergne

    Luxury holidays to Auvergne

    Auvergne's landscape is dramatic and evocative, its rolling expanse punctuated by mountainous inclines and craggy gorges. Shaped by ancient volcanic activity, this landscape has spawned dynamic towns and villages, which are moulded around this wild natural environment.

     Hilltop towns and monuments still adorn these peaks, providing a fascinating glance back to mediaeval life and prompt consideration of how the resident communities have developed through the centuries. There is much to explore during a holiday in Auvergne, including remnants of mediaeval architecture with churches and chateaux emphasising the region's vivid historical context. Explore this enchanting atmosphere when visiting the capital of Clermont-Ferrand, home to the Romanesque Notre Dame du Port,and Le Puy de Velay, with its striking cathedral -- both of which are classified as UNESCO heritage sites.

    A holiday in Auvergne combines a dramatic landscape with mediaeval attractions, transporting visitors back in time for an authentic and enchanting experience. Our luxury hotels in Auvergne include charming thatched cottages, secluded chateaux and gastronomic delights. An excellent way to explore this region is with a self-drive touring holiday, perhaps discovering the gastronomy of Tarn and the Auvergne, or perhaps also visiting other parts of central France including the Dordogne

     

    Climate

    The climate is fairly mild throughout the year, peaking between June and September, when average temperatures stretch beyond the mid-twenties.

    Local highlights

    Mediaeval churches and chateaux, vineyards, mountainous and volcanic scenery, Puy de Dome Mountain, the lace-making centre of Le Puy de Velay with its cathedral, a UNESCO heritage site, and St Michel's Chapel. Capital Clairmont-Ferrand, with its gothic cathedral and Notre-Dame du Port, also an UNESCO heritage site.

    Travel arrangements

    Self-drive: The drive from Calais takes around 7 hours, so we recommend at least one stop en route to make the journey more comfortable. Perhaps go via Champagne, or spend a couple of nights in Paris.
    By air: The closest airport is Aulnat, located in Clermont-Ferrand By Eurostar and TGV: Take the Eurostar to Paris and collect a hire-car. Alternatively, take the TGV from Paris Bercy to Clermont-Ferrand - it would be beneficial, though, to have a hire-car once in the Auvergne.


    Auvergne
  • Gastronomic tour of southwest France

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    Food and wine near Bordeaux, in Tarn and Lot and in the French Basque Country.

    Dordogne Basque Country and Massif Central touring holiday

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    A whistle-stop tour of these three famous regions.
  • Bras - Luxury holidays in Auvergne

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    Bras offers gastronomic genius amidst panoramic wonder.

    Auberge Le Pré Bossu - Luxury holidays in Auvergne

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    Tucked away in a tiny village in the south of the Auvergne, this charming, almost fairytale thatched cottage o

    Château de Codignat - Luxury holidays in Auvergne

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    Château de Codignat is a blissfully secluded grand Auvergnat château.

  • Holidays in Auvergne

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