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Cheap flights to Auvergne

Exploring France, apart from its majestic capital, brings travellers to a countryside of wondrous beauty. Auvergne is an excellent example of a region where one can spend a vacation just marvelling at the richness of nature views and cultural landmarks that display a considerable part of the French identity. Travellers going to this lower central part of the country will find the Land of Volcanoes, which indelibly shaped the region and made it fertile. The agrifood business thrives here, allowing travellers to experience farm-to-table meals in various restaurants and small eateries. 

 

Travellers looking for an active vacation will find Auvergne fascinating due to the number of hiking, camping, and outdoor pursuits available. This rural region features a variety of natural surroundings, such as Cantal, with its wide rolling grasslands of the Cezallier. The volcanic areas such as Massif du Sancy are also popular holiday areas throughout the year, especially during winter, when skiing is at all-time high. 

 

What to see & do

Hiking in Auvergne is an exciting prospect for active tourists. One of the destinations to put in the itinerary is Puy de Dome, the centre of the volcano country. Travellers can start with climbing up to the peak of the Puy de Pariou, an extinct volcano. Inexperienced hikers can make the climb as there are wooden steps that can be traversed to the top. Climbers tired from traversing around from one to another can continue on to the Maison de Site, which takes passengers to the Panaromic des Domes, a railway line going to the top of the mountain range. 

 

After this, one can visit the volcano pyramid of Le Puy Mary, one of the grandest natural sites in France. Standing at 1,783 metres high, this icon of the Cantal Mountains makes up one of the peaks in Europe's largest volcano in terms of diameters. Several hiking paths can also be found here, which will take tourists to other peaks such as Le Puy Rocher and Le Ouy Brunet. The highlight of the journey, however, is the Le Plomb du Cantal, which can be reached aboard a cable car. Upon reaching the top, one can be thrilled at the magnificent vista of volcanoes that cover an area of 2,700 square kilometres. 

 

Those interested in a less tiring, but no less exciting exploration can head to the cultural landmarks. The Romanesque Church trail has around 250 religious buildings built between the 11th and 13th centuries, which allow tourists to choose their own itinerary. Those who want to check out the most popular structures can venture to the Norte Dame du Port in Clermont-Ferrand. Other churches to see are those of Saint-Saturnin, Saint-Austremoine, and Notre Dame du Mont-Cornadore. Other than religious structures, travellers can venture to beautiful villages, especially to Blesle, named as one of the prettiest in the country. One will see here the

Benedictine abbey, which paved the way for the village of Blesle to be established. A fortress that Barons of Mercoeur used to stand here, but only the keep remains. The village itself is also a marvel with the timber-framed houses and carved doors. There is also a headdress museum and an archery range where one can practice their skill or take up a beginner's course. 

 

How to get around within Auvergne

Travellers will find it convenient to visit Auvergne. Buses take passengers and take them to destinations within the city. Going beyond the city limits is also possible, as long as one rides a bus going to the route of the preferred destination. Trains are also a convenient mode of transport, as Clermont-Ferrand is only three hours by train from Paris. From there, one can take the daily trains going to the major parts of Auvergne. Driving is also an option to consider, as one can rent a car or motorbike in the area. The roads and motorways are in good condition, which allow for a relatively easy journey. 

 

How to get there

One can reach Auvergne through connecting flights to Clermont-Ferrand Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Corsica, Air France, Air Malta, Hex'Air, HOP!, and Ryanair. Travellers coming from international locations can connect to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris before boarding a flight going to Clermont-Ferrand Airport.

Flights to Auvergne

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