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Auvergne is a perfect holiday destination in its own right, but sometimes you're just passing through. Here are some ideas for a break in Auvergne!
Ideally located in the heart of France, Auvergne is great place to stop, relax and take in the views: whether you're just looking for a bite to eat and a place to stretch your legs, or you need a place to stay the night.
You'll know you've reached Auvergne when you catch the first glimpse of the volcanoes!
Coming from the north, it's the Chaîne des Puys that you'll see, a mountain range with 80 volcanoes. Only 30 minutes from the motorway is the tallest of the range, the Puy de Dôme. Take a ride to the summit on the rackrailway the Panoramique des Dômes.
The Auvergne is home to 11 of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. Several of them are along the motorway (Charroux, Saint-Saturnin, Montpeyroux, Usson, Saint-Floret, Blesle, Lavaudieu), offering a refreshing break to wander the cobblestone streets and grab a coffee or a meal.
The towns of Auvergne offer exciting cultural calendars in addition to shopping, restaurants and quality accommodations.