10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

10 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Saint-Ours
— 1 night
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Orcival
— 1 night
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Le Mont-Dore
— 1 night
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Salers
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Claux
— 1 night
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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise
— 1 night
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Saint-Nectaire
— 1 night
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City of Issoire
— 1 night
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 1 night
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Saint-Ours

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Manoir de Veygoux and then find something for the whole family at Vulcania. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Volcano Park of Lemptegy, examine the collection at La Ruche des Puys, and then take an in-depth tour of Chateau Dauphin.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Ours trip builder app.

Paris to Saint-Ours is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Ours can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orcival.

Things to do in Saint-Ours

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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Orcival

— 1 night
Orcival is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get impressive views of Puy de la Vache, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cordes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame d'Orcival.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orcival trip planner.

Orcival is just a short distance from Saint-Ours. August in Orcival sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Le Mont-Dore.

Things to do in Orcival

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Le Mont-Dore

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Telepherique du Sancy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Le Mont-Dore day trip website.

Le Mont-Dore is very close to Orcival. In August, daytime highs in Le Mont-Dore are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Salers.

Things to do in Le Mont-Dore

Parks · Nature
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Salers

— 1 night
Salers is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.It is famous for the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) cheeses Cantal and Salers. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Esplanade de Barrouze and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Anjony.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salers planner.

You can drive from Le Mont-Dore to Salers in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Salers are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Le Claux.

Things to do in Salers

Historic Sites

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Le Claux

— 1 night
Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascade du Sartre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Les Gorges de la Jordanne.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Claux trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Salers to Le Claux takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise.

Things to do in Le Claux

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), Head underground at Site Troglodyte de Jonas - Forteresse medievale et chapelle romane.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Le Claux to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise in an hour. August in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Nectaire.

Things to do in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Parks · Nature

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Saint-Nectaire

— 1 night
On the 10th (Fri), experience rural life at Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Murol, then admire the local landmark of Fontaines Petrifiantes de Saint-Nectaire, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, and finally walk around Parc du Dolmen.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saint-Nectaire trip itinerary planning app.

Saint-Nectaire is very close to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to City of Issoire.

Things to do in Saint-Nectaire

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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City of Issoire

— 1 night
Issoire is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.GeographyIssoire is located on the Couze River, near its junction with the Allier, 40km SSE of Clermont-Ferrand on the Paris-Lyon-Méditerranée railway to Nîmes. On the 11th (Sat), walk around Chateau de Parentignat, head outdoors with Auvergne Giro Passion, and then stroll around Parc Animalier d'Auvergne. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of L'Abbatiale Saint-Austremoine, go deep underground at Amethystes d'Auvergne, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de la Chaise-Dieu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint Julien de Brioude, and finally make a trip to La Tour de l'Horloge.

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You can drive from Saint-Nectaire to City of Issoire in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in City of Issoire can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in City of Issoire

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Clermont-Ferrand

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Clermont-Ferrand trip maker.

Traveling by car from City of Issoire to Clermont-Ferrand takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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