tourism in Auvergne
Le Relais des Puys Auvergne
on these trails, you can roam all over Auvergne and discover its attractions in detail
From Les Monts Dôme (or the Chaîne des Puys) to Les Monts du Cantal, via Les Monts Dôre (or the Sancy massif), l'Artense and Cézallier,from Le Relais des Puys you can discover the spectacular landscapes, geological curiosities and biodiversity that our volcanoes have to offer. Nature reserves preservent their fauna and flora: the valley of Chaudefour, the reeds of La Godivelle, the reserve in Chastreix Sancy. The Maisons du Parc display and decipher this honoured space. The Montlosier estate, the site of the Parc de Volcans is located 16km from Le Relais des Puys
The Lakes of Auvergne
Of volcanic or glacial origin, Auvergne is studded with natural lakes. So many places for relaxing and discovering a specific ecosystem.
Auvergne is the land of castles and Châteaux, mostly inhabited, testament to the region's historic, artistic and architectural heritage. Visiting them enables a better understanding of the history of Auvergne and France.
Auvergne is sprinkled with various Romanesque churches. The buildings are characterised by their simplicity and certain particularities such as ambulatory intended for pilgrims and the very elaborate apses. With some 250 churches, the Romanesque heritage of Auvergne is established as one of the most significant in Europe.
This trail takes you from one AOC/PDO cheese to the next, all over Auvergne. You will visit dairy farms, cheese-makers and ripeners. At each stage, you can discover the sites and techniques of production and ripening. After a tasting you can leave with your favourite products.
Volcanism and thermalism go hand in hand. Among the splendour of yesteryear, treatments and thermal springs, you can discover the geological curiosities and individual architectural heritage. Royat, Chatel Guyon, Le Mont-Dore and La Bourboule are all less than an hour from Le Relais des Puys.
For your smartphone: apps for walking in Auvergne, understanding the volcanoes, and the fauna and flora of the Puy-de-Dôme.
--- tourist trails in Auvergne: Le Relais des Puys ---