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The Auvergne [1] is an extensive region of central France. A large part of the Auvergne region is covered by the volcanic Massif Central mountain range, a region of vast green open spaces, dotted with lakes, forests and extinct volcanoes, plus some of the best hiking territory to be found in France. The region is home to two Regional Natural Parks - the Livradois-Forez Park and the Auvergne Volcanoes Park, more than 500 Romanesque churches, over 50 châteaux to visit along the 'Route des Châteaux d'Auvergne' and 10 spa towns (with all the charm of the 'Belle Epoque').



Other destinations

  • Mont Dore - A spa town located at the head of the Dordogne river, just beneath Puy de Sancy. An excellent location for hiking.



Get in

By car

The Auvergne region can be reached from Paris on the A71 motorway (3 hrs), from Lyon on the A72 motorway (2 hrs) and from Beziers on the A75 Méridienne motorway (no toll).

By train

There are trains from Clermont Ferrand and Toulouse to Aurillac, which pass through the small towns and villages of the Auvergne. They are slow! For a full timetable of the two routes go to sncf Cantal


[Château de Salles Located a few minutes from Aurillac], Château de Salles offers an exceptional panorama on the Monts of Cantal. located near the Vézac golf course(18 holes), the property extends over a park of eight hectares.

This ancient castle of the fifteenth century offers 30 rooms and suites nature harmoniously combining charm, elegance, comfort and authenticity.

The restaurant, one of the best in the region, will deliciously complement your stay.

For your leisure and and professional events, the hotel also offers its guests a swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, tennis court and three large rooms. The outstanding locationmakes you just a few minutes of main interests in the region

Get around


  • European Volcanic Park, [2]. the Auvergne is the largest volcanic region in Europe
  • Auvergne Historical Châteaux Route, [3].


Hotel Du Centre 63310 RANDAN 00 33 4 70 41 50 23 If you happen to travel from Vichy to Clermont Ferrand you can stop in Randan and experience the delicious food of Alain and the smile of Liliane.

Stay in an Auvergne cottage gite near historic Brioude, in the heart of southern Auvergne.


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