Auvergne the largest volcanic area in Europe, with lakes, forests, rivers and mountains some of which are peaking over 7000feet. The perfect place for nature lovers and the more active people. With Auvergne being the largest volcanic area in Europe this could be a little scary as the volcanoes are not extinct but they are Dormant and there has been no activity for over 7000 years, but there is plenty of volcanic activity going on under ground as is still seen by the hot springs at chaudes aigus in the cantal where the water comes out of the ground at 82 o'c. The lakes are valleys which run through many of the spa town's are known to have all kinds of different healing qualities. The main Valleys are the Loire
and the Allier
which are based up in the north, where we also have other private, self catering properties
however the south is more well known for the volcanoes and mountains where you can try some hand gliding, white water rafting, mountain biking, hiking skiing, but you might want to think about heading more to the flat area's for that game of golf you've been waiting to play. Or you can always visit France's largest national park 'Naturel regional des volcans d'Auvergne' which is also a great place for those nature lovers. So there is definitely something for everyone. With all of our private, self catering holiday homes
based all over Auvergne you don't have to worry about being in the wrong place at the right time as there is something going on everywhere. Before we forget France is very well known for it's cheeses so you cant go anywhere in France with out checking out some of the local cheeses. The specialities in Auvergne are the Cantal and the bleu a'Auvergne which come from many of the dairy farms and are sold at the small markets.