Group tours in Auvergne

Clermont-Ferrand, Issoire, Puys Mountain Range, Moulins, Vichy spa resort, Saint-Nectaire village , Thiers, Allier, Le Puy-en-Velay 

Our group tours in Auvergne are designed to make you discover many architectural, landscapes and gastronomic treasures.

 

From the former battlefield of Gergovia where Vercingétorix, Gallic leader, defeated Cæsar to the birthplace of the major royal French family, the region has an important past history & heritage. In our tours, you will go into some of the 39 castle properties that can be visited in Auvergne.

Some inhabitants say it is the Hobbit fairyland. 

 

Volcanic by its nature, Auvergne nurtures a close relationship with the dormant volcanoes, the Puys Mountain Range, majestically overlooked by the famous Puy de Dôme. A wonderful site to practice many outdoor activities : biking, hiking, paragliding, river sports… The region is also weell-known for its numerous spa resorts and thermal cares such as Vichy, Le Mont-Doré or La Bourboule where health & wellness are simply a way of life.

 

Traditional Auvergne cuisine is very famous such as fine charcuterie (cooked pork meats), aligots, Puy lentils,Verveine du Velay, fruit jelly which remains a lively tradition and last but not least cheeses : Saint-Nectaire, enjoying worldwide renown, Cantal, Salers, Fourme d’Ambert & the Auvergne Blue. 

Auvergne cuisine truffade

Clermont-Ferrand is located at 1h45 from Lyon. It is the natural gateway to the vast territory of the Massif Central.

2019 group tours in Auvergne

Culture & Heritage, Health & thermal activities, Outdoor sports & a unique gastronomy !

The Bourbon Royal Family

9 days / 8 nights  (half-board)

Program :

 

Moulins & Bourbon history

Charroux village, one of the French most beautiful villages

Clermont-Ferrand & Michelin adventure

Souvigny, sanctuary of peace & Duke of Bourbon necropolis

Thiers, cutlery industry capital

Volvic water & Volvic lavastone cave

Puy-de-Dôme highest peak

 

Worshop in option : make your own Thiers knife engraved with your name

 

from 1090 € /person including half-board, transportation,  3* accomodation & all the activities

Thermal Week in Auvergne

7 days / 6 nights  (half-board)

Program :

Half-day cutural & gastronomic activities

Half-day wellness program

 

Labelised Historic Monument, our selected thermal resort is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Its thermal water has benefic properties for respiratory system and a softening skin effect.

Includes :                                               from 870 €/person*
Accomodation : 6 nights in a charming 3* hotel 
Half-board tour : breakfast & dinners
5 days thermal resort access
Visits, excursions and entries mentioned
Transportation from day 1 to day 7

Auvergne Gastronomic Tour

5 days / 4 nights  (half-board)

auvergne gastronomie

Program :

Day 1 : Clermont- Ferrand
After check-in in your hotel and a first glance at the city, a gastronomic dinner in a 2* Michelin restaurant is waiting for you. 
 
Day 2 : Saint-Nectaire cheese
Visit a 12th century lord castle and immersed yourself in a costumed guided tour. Go to a crater lake and then meet the inhabitants producing AOP cheese ans taste this delicious local product. 
To end your day on a high note, savour a potatoes & cheese speciality : L’aligot.
 
Day 3 : Volvic water 
Go on top of Puy-de-Dôme summit to admire an amazing view upon volcanoes (ascent by cable car). We drive you to Volvic stone cave and the famous source. For dinner, savour the local speciality : Truffade.
 
Day 4 : La pastille de Vichy
Guided tour of Vichy with “Le petit train” and visit of the unique Vichy lozenge factory. Enjoy at your own pace, the beauty of this charming thermal city : the lobby of the source, the cottages and the remarkable cobbled streets.
 
Day 5 : Clermont- Ferrand
Tasting & shopping at a local fruit jelly shop.
Included                                                                  from 570 €/person*
 
Accomodation : 4 nights in a 3* hotel with swimming-pool
Visits, excursions and entries mentioned in the program
Half-board : 4 breakfasts + 4 dinners
Tour leader from day 1 to day 5 
Transportation from day 1 to day 5 

HIKING THEME TOUR

ON DEMAND

Le Puy-in-velay hike

Activities :

 

Hiking 1. VIA COMPOSTELA 

Lyon => Le Puy en Velay 

Cluny => Le Puy-en-Velay

 

Hiking 2. GR30 ROAD, Auvergne lake tour

Puys Mountain Range

DETAILED PROGRAMME ON REQUEST // QUOTE ESTIMATE

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Our team offers group tours & one day excursions in Burgundy, Auvergne, Rhone, the Alps & Provence. Our goal is to answer traveler specific desires and make their dreaming holidays in France come true.