Discover the Auvergne


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Enjoy a journey through the picturesque countryside and beautiful villages of the Auvergne
  • Visit to a traditional cheese farm to taste the famous Saint Nectaire cheese
  • Explore Volcanoes National Park including a journey up the Puy de Dome on a panoramic train.
  • Visit the quaint town of Clermont Ferrand famous for its Gothic Cathedral

Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the heart of the Massif Central, the Auvergne is an undiscovered and unspoilt region of France with breathtaking landscapes full of gorges, rivers, mountains and lakes; and a rich cultural heritage.

Must See: The Auvergne Volcanoes National Park
The Auvergne Volcanoes National Park, founded in 1977, stretches out for more than 30 kilometres with natural lakes in the unique craters. The highest peak at 1,465 metres is the Puy de Dome which was once considered a sacred mountain.

Welcome drink and picnic lunch

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - UK to Paris Area

We depart the UK, cross the channel to Calais and continue to our hotel in the Paris area for an overnight stay. (D)

Day Two - Paris Area to Issoire
We travel southwards through France to reach our hotel in the Auvergne. (B,D)

Days Three to Seven - Issoire
A chance to relax at leisure in Issoire. Discover the Auvergne region on our three included excursions including Clermont-Ferrand, the Volcanoes National Park, typical Auvergne villages and a train journey up the Puy de Dome. (B,D)

Day Eight - Issoire to Paris Area
We depart the Auvergne and travel northward to Paris for dinner and an overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Nine - Paris Area to UK
We depart our overnight hotel after breakfast and continue to Calais then home. After crossing the channel we continue our journey home. (B)

Hotel le Pariou

A warm welcome awaits you at this pleasant hotel, situated in a garden setting in the centre of Issoire and it is an ideal base from which to discover the Auvergne region. The spacious and well-equipped rooms will ensure a comfortable stay.

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Auvergne Villages

We explore some of the beautiful villages in the region including Montpeyroux perched on a rocky mount; Usson, built on a volcanic hill and Saint-Floret, nestling at the bottom of a steep sided valley


Full Day: Clermont-Ferrand and Volcanoes National Park

We take a trip to Clermont-Ferrand which offers charming pedestrianised streets and an awesome Gothic cathedral. Then we explore the Volcanoes National Park and journey up the Puy de Dome on a panoramic train.


Full Day: Sancy Massif and cheese farm visit

Travel into the Sancy Massif and visit medieval Besse. We continue on to a traditional farm for a tasting session of the famous Saint Nectaire cheese.


Optional Excursions

Vichy And Thiers

Explore the historical city of Vichy with us on this optional excursion, taking in its many famous sights, such as the Opera House, the Town Hall, and the stunning city centre. After this, we make our way to Thiers, known for its charming half-timbered houses and picturesque setting along the Durolle River valley.