Auvergne is home to one of France’s most impressive natural parks - the Regional Nature Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne. Although they are long extinct, they left behind a breathtaking landscape. Cézalier Mountain, for instance, towers over 1500 metres high, closely followed by its formidable neighbours Cantal Mountain and Dore Mountain. Like the Black Forest in Germany and Valais in Switzerland, Auvergne holiday cottages offer great conditions for all sorts of activity including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, cycling and even hand gliding.
Auvergne holiday rentals are surrounded by fun things and exciting activities to do. Among the man-made attractions and sites to see, the villages throughout Auvergne include the Rochefort. A charming destination that is often undiscovered by holiday tourists going straight through the better-branded French provinces, Rochefort locals are adept street performers who epitomise French hospitality with their friendly nature. Vichy, along the Allier River, is a historical holiday resort town whose thermal baths made it was the place to be among 19th century celebrities which caught the eye of Napoleon the III, whose presence was cause for a true reformation of the town. Definitely worth checking out while staying at Auvergne holiday cottages is the red-roofed jewel of Le Puy-en-Velay, whose Notre Dame Cathedral is the prize of the valley.