Region of wide protected areas, Auvergne is the ideal place for nature lovers and hikers. This immense verdant area is covered with ancient volcanoes, lakes, wild gorges, prairies, forests, and spa towns. Besides its beautiful natural sites, Auvergne also offers a rich historic and architectural heritage with its fortified castles, its Romanesque churches and its typical villages.
Unspoiled nature, magnificent forest of Tronçais oaks, castles and fortresses, Sioule gorges and Vichy spa town are some of the features of the Allier.
Boasting wild landscapes, the Cantal offers to the lovers of nature and authenticity numerous places of interest to discover: mountain massif of the mounts of Cantal and its famous puy Mary, Chestnut grove, medieval villages, typical dishes and renowned cheeses...
In the south of Auvergne, the Haute-Loire boasts a number of attractions, with its landscapes of forests, high plateaux and verdant prairies, its charming villages, its medieval castles and its City of Art and History of Puy-en-Velay.
Situated in the heart of the Massif Central, the Puy-de-Dôme holds a marvelous natural heritage, as illustrated by the mounts Dôme, first volcanic mountain range in Europe, the mounts Dore and the Artense plateau. Besides these treasures, the visitors can also discover the city of Clermont-Ferrand, capital of Auvergne.