A Travel Guide to Auvergne
Auvergne is one of the ancient provinces of France. Modern Auvergne covers its historic area along with the area located in the North known as le Bourbonnais. Most of Auvergne, except for the Northern area, is made up of mountains and valleys, where some peaks rise up to 6000 feet and have sparsely inhabited areas. The region is famous for its natural environment, old villages and towns, rich historic heritage and great outdoors.
The Pal Adventure Park is a great place for a family day out. It is a combination of a Zoo and an adventure Park. In total there are more than 30 attractions, animal shows, rides and water flumes. The Pal Adventure Park, wild life and theme park were the very first tourist attractions in Auvergne. Something new is offered to visitors every year.
The Summit of Mount Mary, locally called the pyramid and because it can be accessed by car it is a lot busier than Mount Dome. It is more than 550 feet high and offers tremendous views of the chain of volcanoes that surround it. All of these features make it one of the grand sites of France. The Massif du Cantal with a circular base of 70 km in diameter and a surface area of nearly 2,700 Km is the largest strato volcano in Europe.
Summit of Mount Dome is an extinct volcano which is 1400 m high. It is the highest mountain in the surrounding area and therefore offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding volcanic area. You can use a train to reach to the top and once at the top you can also hire hang gliders.
Vulcania is a scientific theme park where you can explore natural phenomenon and volcanoes. There are more than 30 attractions in the park, many of which are found underground. The theme park is geographically located in an extinct volcanic range. The experience that you will have here is unparalleled and breathtaking. You will be able to feel the harsh force of nature and the power of volcanoes. The experience will be intensified with the help of interactive platforms, rides, high-tech innovation and 5D films.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Auvergne ranging from apartments in the towns to gites and cottages in the countryside.