The spirit of the Auvergne can also be experienced in its towns.
From Montluçon to Saint-Flour, not forgetting Clermont-Ferrand and Le Puy-en-Velay,
the Auvergne's towns offer visitors an extremely diverse range of heritage sites and a distinctive character to be discovered. Blending in harmoniously with their natural surroundings, the towns throughout the Auvergne are ideal for urban tourism.
Deeply rooted in history but focused on the future, the Auvergne's towns feature a perfect combination of modernity and tradition.
Five towns in the Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand, Montluçon, Moulins, Le Puy-en-Velay and Riom - have been awarded the Villes d’Art et d’Histoire label (Towns of Art and History).
The many festivals organised as part of this lively and open cultural scene clearly highlight the Auvergne’s renewed dynamism and vitality.