The wide open spaces of the Auvergne

With its green countryside, pure air and wide open spaces, the Auvergne – set in the very centre of France in the region Auvergne Rhône Alpes – is quiet and peaceful. The Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park has a network of sign-posted walks which offer breathtaking vistas of woodland and the chain of cinder cones that is the Chaîne des Puys. A real outdoor playground, its rivers, gorges, lakes and streams are ideal for water sports including canoeing, rafting, tubing and canyoning.

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Try an invigorating camping holiday in the Auvergne

As you are undoubtedly aware, the Auvergne is a vast region where nature still holds sway, offering a variety of landscapes each more surprising than the last. Our campsites in the the Auvergne make the ideal base for exploring its volcanic mountains and nature reserves, all teeming with remarkable flora and fauna.

Fun and educational, the Vulcania theme park boasts its very own reproduction crater. And if you’re looking to relax, try the spa centres, saunas, hammams and jacuzzis of the elegant town of Vichy, “Queen of French spa resorts”. Our campsites in Auvergne make an ideal base from which to enjoy the wide-open spaces and grandiose views of the Massif Central whether you’re on holiday for two weeks or a week-end.

A rich historical and architectural heritage

The Auvergne is also home to a variety of picturesque villages including Montpeyroux, Saint-Floret and Saint-Nectaire, all located in the Puy de Dôme, while the historical sites that surround our campsites in the Auvergne, including cathedrals, Romanesque churches and châteaux, are also well worth a visit. Further south, the Auvergne has still more treasures to offer including the town of Puy-en-Velay with its exceptional architectural heritage and lush, green valleys and fast-flowing rivers like La Truyère in the Cantal.

Winter camping in the Auvergne

In winter the Auvergne’s ski resorts, Le Mont-Dore and Super-Besse, for example, offer the perfect mountain holiday destination: warm and friendly, inexpensive and easy to get to. Choosing a camping holiday in the Auvergne this winter means comfortable accommodation at the foot of the mountains ideally placed for downhill and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, dog sledding and snowshoeing. Close to all the local ski resorts, our campsites in the Auvergne make the ideal base for an unforgettable holiday on the volcanic slopes of the Chaîne des Puys.

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