Tourism labels in Auvergne

National tourism labels and listed destinations

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The cities, towns and villages of Auvergne listed have been awarded with one or several French tourism labels: Cities of art and history, Most beautiful villages of France, Most beautiful detours in France, Green resort, Listed resort, Towns and villages in Bloom.

CITIES OF ART AND HISTORY

The designation Ville d'art et d'histoire is a national label awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to cities and towns with a rich heritage which pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage and architecture and adopt measures to raise inhabitants' and visitors' awareness of their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Cities of art and history in Auvergne:

Cities of art and history in Auvergne

Auzon
Billom
Blassac
Blesle
Brioude
Issoire
Lavaudieu

Le Puy-en-Velay
Moulins
Riom
Saint-Dier-d'Auvergne
Saint-Flour
Saint-Ilpize

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF FRANCE

The label Plus beau village de France, is awarded by an association to beautiful French villages of under 2,000 inhabitants which possess a rich natural and built heritage – with at least two listed buildings – and pursue an active policy to stimulate and develop their heritage. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful villages of France in Auvergne:

Most beautiful villages of France in Auvergne

Arlempdes
Blesle
Charroux
Lavaudieu
Montpeyroux
Pradelles

Saint-Floret
Saint-Saturnin
Salers
Tournemire
Usson

 

MOST BEAUTIFUL DETOURS IN FRANCE

The label Plus beau détour de France, is awarded by an association to medium-sized French towns (2,000 to 20,000 inhabitants) located away from the major trunk roads which possess all-year-round tourist facilities, a rich built heritage and an interesting environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Most beautiful detours in France in Auvergne:

Most beautiful detours in France in Auvergne

Ambert
Brioude
Issoire
Lapalisse

Le Puy-en-Velay
Néris-les-Bains
Saint-Flour

 

GREEN RESORTS

The designation Station verte is a national label awarded to French nature, leisure and holiday tourist destinations located in unspoiled environments, in the countryside or in the mountains, which offer tourist and leisure facilities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Green resorts in Auvergne:

Green resorts in Auvergne

Ally
Arlanc
Aubusson-d'Auvergne
Aydat
Bagnols
Bas-en-Basset
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Calvinet
Cassaniouze
Chambon-sur-Lac
Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal
Chaudes-Aigues
Cheylade
Condat
Courpière
Craponne-sur-Arzon
Cunlhat
Ébreuil
Gannat
La Bourboule
La Tour-d'Auvergne
Lanobre
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
Le Claux

Murat
Murat-le-Quaire
Murol
Néris-les-Bains
Orcival
Paulhaguet
Pleaux
Polminhac
Pont-du-Château
Pontgibaud
Riom-ès-Montagnes
Saint-Anthème
Saint-Gervais-d'Auvergne
Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
Saint-Martin-Valmeroux
Saint-Nectaire
Saint-Paulien
Saugues
Tence
Thiézac
Vic-sur-Cère
Vollore-Ville
Vorey

 

LISTED RESORTS

The label Station classée is awarded to seaside, spa, health, tourist, winter sports and mountaineering resorts which pursue a policy of high-quality tourist facilities and activities. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Listed resorts in Auvergne:

Listed resorts in Auvergne

Allanche
Araules
Aurillac
Aydat
Bas-en-Basset
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Bourbon-l'Archambault
Chamalières
Chamalières-sur-Loire
Chambon-sur-Lac
Champs-sur-Tarentaine-Marchal
Châtel-Guyon
Chaudes-Aigues
Condat
La Tour-d'Auvergne
Lanobre
Laroquebrou
Laveissière
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
Le Claux
Les Estables
Mandailles-Saint-Julien
Massiac
Mauriac
Maurs
Mont-Dore
Murat

Murol
Néris-les-Bains
Neuvéglise
Orcival
Pleaux
Polminhac
Riom-ès-Montagnes
Royat
Ruynes-en-Margeride
Saint-Anthème
Saint-Flour
Saint-Germain-l'Herm
Saint-Gérons
Saint-Jacques-des-Blats
Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
Saint-Nectaire
Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle
Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne
Salers
Tence
Thiézac
Vernet-la-Varenne
Vic-sur-Cère
Vichy
Vieille-Brioude
Vorey

 

FAMILY PLUS

The label Famille Plus, is recognised by the French Minister of State for Tourism and is awarded to towns and villages which are particularly tailored to welcoming families and offer many activities and events for children and adults. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Family Plus in Auvergne:

Family Plus in Auvergne

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
Chambon-sur-Lac
La Bourboule

Mont-Dore
Murol
Super Besse

 

TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN BLOOM

The label Villes et villages fleuris is awarded each year by the French National Council of Cities, Towns and Villages in Bloom following a competition which judges criteria such as landscaped and plant heritage, flowering, respect for the environment and the living environment. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Towns and villages in Bloom in Auvergne:

Towns and villages in Bloom in Auvergne

Vichy -
Aurillac -
Cébazat -
Chamalières -
Châtel-Guyon -
Cournon-d'Auvergne -
Issoire -
La Bourboule -
Le Puy-en-Velay -
Montluçon -
Néris-les-Bains -
Riom -
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule -
Sainte-Thérence -
Ambert -
Aurec-sur-Loire -
Avermes -
Bellerive-sur-Allier -
Brioude -
Brives-Charensac -
Chavaroux -
Clermont-Ferrand -
Commentry -
Domérat -
Dompierre-sur-Besbre -
Junhac -
Langeac -
Lapalisse -
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon -
Marcillat-en-Combraille -
Marigny -
Mauriac -
Meaulne -
Meillard -
Miremont -
Monistrol-sur-Loire -
Moulins -
Murat-le-Quaire -
Neuilly-le-Réal -
Omps -
Pont-du-Château -
Royat -
Saint-Éloy-les-Mines -
Saint-Georges-de-Mons -
Saint-Germain-Laprade -
Saint-Hippolyte -
Saint-Romain-Lachalm -
Sayat -
Thiers -
Varennes-sur-Allier -
Yssingeaux -
Yzeure -
Ardes -
Arfeuilles -

Arnac -
Aubière -
Aulnat -
Autry-Issards -
Beaumont -
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise -
Biollet -
Blanzat -
Blesle -
Boucé -
Bourbon-l'Archambault -
Brassac-les-Mines -
Champeix -
Chapeau -
Chappes -
Châteldon -
Coltines -
Courpière -
Cusset -
Deneuille-les-Mines -
Ennezat -
Entraigues -
Fridefont -
Gannat -
Jaleyrac -
Jozerand -
La Séauve-sur-Semène -
Lavaudieu -
Le Mayet-de-Montagne -
Lempdes -
Les Ancizes-Comps -
Les Martres-de-Veyre -
Marsat -
Maurs -
Menet -
Mont-Dore -
Montfaucon-en-Velay -
Moudeyres -
Peschadoires -
Puy-Guillaume -
Saint-Bonnet-de-Four -
Saint-Menoux -
Saint-Pourçain-sur-Besbre -
Saint-Rémy-sur-Durolle -
Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne -
Sainte-Sigolène -
Siaugues-Sainte-Marie -
Singles -
Treban -
Vals-près-le-Puy -
Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais -
Volvic -
Vorey -
Ydes -

 

BLUE FLAG

The Blue Flag label is awarded to seaside resorts and marinas that take account of environmental criteria in their economic and tourist development policies, and promote behaviour that respects nature and its treasures. The following cities, towns and villages are labelled Blue Flag in Auvergne:

Blue Flag in Auvergne

Aydat

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