Looking for a change of scenery and a holiday of discovery? The Auvergne is a very popular region for skiing and hiking enthusiasts, located in central France. This historic region offers a multitude of landscapes to explore, each one more incredible than the last, as well as numerous hiking trails. Auvergne is also very famous for its thermal waters and wellness treatments, so what could be better than a vacation rental in Auvergne for an adventure while also pampering yourself? Tempted?
Holidays in Auvergne, France: a region of exceptional culture
Clermont-Ferrand, a city rich in culture and history. Its medieval and thermal architecture is evident all around, which you can see on your visit to this beautiful city of a thousand facets. Not far from your holiday rental in Auvergne, you can visit the Basilica Notre-Dame-Du-Port. This basilica is a true masterpiece of Auvergne Romanesque art, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Route of Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. This French collegiate church was built in the 6th century by the bishop of Clermont, named Saint Avit, before being destroyed by the Normans in the 9th century, and then rebuilt again by Saint Avit's successor, Saint Sigon. The medieval city of Montferrand is also worth visiting if you fancy stepping back in time and taking a stroll through its medieval streets. Pretty cool, huh?
Rugby aficionados of all levels, take note!
When you hear Clermont-Ferrand, you think rugby, right? So how about expanding your rugby knowledge with a visit to a theme park, unique in France, dedicated exclusively to rugby and the life of the Clermont-Ferrand club? And as luck would have it, the ASM Experience is very close to your holiday rental in Auvergne. This is the famous interactive museum dedicated to rugby. You will be able to learn about the club, its functioning and its history, mingle with the players and even try out rugby! Are you a fan of this team or simply a rugby fan? The ASM Experience also offers a guided tour of the Marcel-Michelin stadium where you will discover everything behind the scenes, from the stands to the players' changing rooms! A professional guide will accompany you to tell you the history of this stadium and some anecdotes! So who's reserving a seat?
Activities close to your holiday rental in Auvergne
The Auvergne, a magnificent French region with an impressive volcanic history. If you are curious and would like to explore the volcanoes, each one more beautiful and larger than the last, then the Auvergne is for you! The whole of the Chaîne des Puys-faille de Limagne offers you an incredible spectacle! Imagine eighty different and varied volcanoes lined up over 32 km... Long live the Auvergne!
Take a trip back in time to 35 million years ago: the Chaîne des Puys-faille de Limagne was created during a continental break-up. There was a fracturing of the earth's crust that resulted in very dense volcanic activity for over 30 million years. The European continent could have split in two and made way for a whole new ocean! The world would have been completely different from the one we know today...
We cannot recommend enough that you go hiking on the biggest volcano in Europe: the Cantal volcano. It's hard to believe, but the Massif Cantalien, which covers almost the entire Cantal department, is a single volcano, stretching over 70 km!
Lovers of hiking need to take advantage of the exceptional landscapes that the Auvergne offers. During your stay in Auvergne, take the Cantal trails and walk along the volcanic plateaus of the highest peaks of the Cantal Mountains. Don't worry, you don't need to be a great hiker to enjoy these trails, there is something for everyone! And above all, don't miss the GR400 trail that will take you all around the volcano. Want to be up there right?
If you feel like pampering yourself after a long walk, a holiday rental in the Auvergne is definitely what you need. Explore Vichy, a town rich in thermal waters and where the key word is well-being. What could be better than pampering yourself in natural hot springs? Thanks to its exceptional volcanic soils, the Auvergne is fortunate to have thermal springs arising from the depths of the earth that can treat many illnesses. Its natural waters drawn from the volcanic rock have beneficial effects, particularly on the digestive system, as well as helping reduce muscular fatigue.
Take advantage of your holiday rental in the Auvergne to take a few days to get back into top form in the region's spas.
Aïga Resort Thermal****: your holiday rental in Auvergne (France)
So, we were talking about well-being and taking time for yourself… Welcome to your holiday rental in Auvergne, Aïga Resort Thermal**** in Châtel-Guyon !
The modern and comfortable 2 to 4 person apartments of your holiday residence in Auvergne awaits you just 30 minutes from the city centre of Clermont-Ferrand, for a memorable holiday. Perfect for a romantic weekend or a trip with friends!
Between the discovery of the numerous Auvergne volcanoes, the cultural outings offered by the region such as the splendid panoramic viewpoint in the Vulcania theme park and the well-being and relaxation facilities provided by your holiday residence Aïga Resort Thermal****, you will never want to leave the region!