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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Issoire Area, Auvergne your home away from home

The Issoire region is south of Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dome department of the Auverge. The rugged volcanic backdrop is softened by rolling green hills. The bustling town of Issoire makes a great base for visitors staying in holiday homes in the Issoire region with plenty of local shops, arcaded houses, a belltower and other attractions.

Things to Do in the Issoire Area, Auvergne

Outdoor Activities: The narrow lanes surrounding holiday homes in the Issoire area are suitable for country walks, hiking, horseback riding, cycling and nature spotting. Go swimming and sailing on Lake Feyt and Lake Auriac. In the winter, enjoy skiing and winter sports in the nearby mountains.

Explore the Volcanoes: One of the main attractions in the area is 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 countless antennas.

Go Fishing: Holiday homes in the Issoire area of the Auvergne are popular with fishing enthusiasts as the freshwater lakes and rivers provide excellent angling opportunities.

Places to Visit Around the Issoire Area, Auvergne

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 many merchant houses dating back to the 14th century with half-timbered facades. The historic churches are also interesting to visit.

Saint-Saturnin: The pretty village of Saint-Saturnin is about 20 km from holiday homes in the Issoire area. Saint-Saturnin Castle was where Catherine de Medici established court with her son Charles IX. The cobbled 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.

Volvic: This spa town is world famous for its bottled water and is about 55 km from holiday rentals in the Issoire area. 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 worth exploring.

Weather in the Issoire Area, Auvergne

Holiday homes in the Issoire area enjoy temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) in the sunny summer months with some rain showers. Winters are cool, averaging highs of 6°C (43°F), with snow on high ground.

Travel to the Issoire Area, Auvergne

St Etienne (EBU) is the nearest airport to holiday homes in the Issoire area, 81 km away, and it has regular budget flights from most major European cities. There are also regular train connections between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand making it very easy to reach the Issoire region.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Peace and calm in beautiful countryside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was a perfect place to spend a Christmas away from it all. The cottage is spacious but cosy and has a big wood burner for nights in by a fire - it felt like home very quickly! The surrounding countryside is really beautiful and there are lots of lovely walks. It's a short car ride to the nearest village with amenities so you probably need a car. There is the Auberge de Moneaux restaurant just a short walk down the road however. Further afield there are spa/ski towns to explore and Clermont Ferrand is only about 50 minutes by car. No tv or wifi at the cottage but didn't miss either one bit! If you are looking for peace, clear air and being in nature this is a wonderful place to come. The owners, Evelyne and Michel were very helpful and prompt in all correspondence as was Olivier who met us and came to lock up. We would love to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Maison Blanche is a delight. Cosy, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived later than planned in the dark. Lynne was there to meet and greet us and helped get us quickly settled into Maison Blanche. When we woke after a good sleep in the comfortable bed we could really appreciate the view, the solitude and delight of Le Mouy Vieux. The Auvergne is a wonderful part of France and Lynne's gite is an ideal place for a couple (or couple with dog) to hang out, relax, explore and enjoy the secrets of the hills and valleys either side of Issoire. The gite has everything needed for a comfortable stay with a glorious wood burning stove and an endless supply of oak logs to hand. A good hot shower too! What more could you want? Lynne and brother Malcolm were wonderful hosts and Louis made a good companion for our dog Martha. We thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality. Thank you. We loved it. And had fun. Richard Michele Martha
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Everything we hoped it would be!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Maison Marguerite lived up to all our expectations & then some! Lynne was a wonderful host & made us feel very welcome. The accommodation was first class - well equipped, very spacious & comfortable - especially the outside terrace because we had such lovely weather for the majority of our stay. ideally situated to explore the beautiful Auvergne region as this was our first visit to this unspoilt area. Highly recommended. Mandy & Andrew, Otley.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016