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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Clermont-Ferrand area, Auvergne your home away from home

Clermont-Ferrand is a sizeable city in the Massif Central region of France. Surrounded by a chain of extinct volcanoes, it has some impressive mountain scenery making it ideal for hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. Its main claim to fame is as the birthplace of Michelin tyres. Each year it hosts an international short film festival. Holiday rentals in the Clermont-Ferrand region are ideal for outdoor pursuits and exploring the many historic towns in the area.

Things to Do in the Clermont-Ferrand Area, Auvergne

Outdoor Activities: The narrow lanes around the Clermont-Ferrand area are suitable for country rambles, hiking, horseback riding, cycling and nature spotting. Go fishing, swimming and sailing on Lake Feyt and Lake Auriac and in the winter, enjoy skiing and winter sports.

Go Mushroom Picking: The forest of Quinsac is the perfect place to go mushroom picking, a very pleasurable way to enjoy the Auvergne countryside, or buy some on the local market.

Explore the Volcanoes: Explore the countryside with the “Chaine des Puys” extinct volcanoes. Many of the high peaks still have their craters intact, making it easy to see how the rocky landscape was formed. The high point is the “Puy de Dome” which is topped with antennas.

Places to Visit Around the Clermont-Ferrand Area, Auvergne

Volvic: This spa town is world famous for its bottled water but it is well worth visiting for its attractive scenery too. Take a tour of the Volvic water bottling company then visit the old quarries known as the “Maison de la Pierre”. The ruins of the old Chateau de Tournoel make a dramatic backdrop to the town and the 12th century church of St-Priest is an interesting attraction.

Thiers: Thiers is the home of Sabatier knives, favoured by chefs worldwide. Situated beside the rushing River Durolle which once powered the grinding wheels, the city has interesting medieval architecture. The old town has many merchant houses dating back to the 14th century with half-timbered facades and the three old churches are also worth exploring.

Saint-Saturnin: The pretty village of Saint-Saturnin is about 20 km from holiday homes in the Clermont-Ferrand area. The ancient streets lead to the old ramparts with a steep drop on the other side. There are plenty of pretty houses around the central square and the church is an excellent example of Romanesque architecture. Saint-Saturnin Castle was where Catherine de Medici established court with her son Charles IX.

Weather in the Clermont-Ferrand Area, Auvergne

Holiday homes in the Clermont-Ferrand area enjoy temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) in the sunny summer months. Winters are cool with snow on high ground.

Travel to the Clermont-Ferrand Area, Auvergne

The nearest airport to holiday homes in the Clermont-Ferrand area is the Clermont Ferrand (CFE) Airport which has regular budget flights from most major European cities. There are also regular train connections between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand.

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                                                                                                    Picturesque house and area

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                                                                                                    We are from Scotland, so sorry the review is in English! The house was beautifully positioned up from the lake, with a beautiful view. The area of France was impressive - volcanic, very historic, quiet and agricultural. The owner, Bruno, was very friendly and helpful and his English was better than he thought. At least we understood one another. The house was clean and very functional, but travelling from Scotland made it impossible to bring towels and bed linen. I was surprised I had to pay extra for them and then had to make up the beds! The top floor of the house is still under construction and is sealed off, but there is more than enough living space as it is! There were lots of activities locally - fishing, sailing, walking, cycling.There were many places to eat locally, all very reasonable. I happily recommend the house and the area if you want to see beautiful rural France
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2015
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2015