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

The ancient town of Riom was once the capital of the Auvergne province and the seat of the Dukes of Auvergne. It has many attractive Renaissance buildings, including some made of lava rock from the surrounding area. Situated 16 km north of Clermont-Ferrand, it is surrounded by volcanic peaks, still with their calderas intact. The highest is the Puy-de-Dome close by.

Things to Do in the Riom Area, Auvergne

Visit the War Memorial: The cemetery in Riom has a most unusual war memorial, remembering those who were shot as pacifists. It makes an interesting and thought-provoking historical attraction.

Explore the Volcanoes: Explore the countryside around your Riom holiday home including the dramatic “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. The Parc des Volcans is the largest regional national park in France.

Outdoor Activities: The quiet lanes around the Riom area are ideal 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.

Places to Visit Around the Riom 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.

Thiers: Thiers is famous as 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. The town’s historic churches are also worth exploring.

Clermont-Ferrand: Clermont-Ferrand is a sizeable city in the Massif Central region of France just 15 km from Riom holiday rentals. Surrounded by a chain of extinct volcanoes, it has some impressive mountain scenery. Its main claim to fame is as the birthplace of Michelin tyres. Each year it hosts an international short film festival in the summer.

Weather in the Riom Area, Auvergne

Holiday homes in the Riom area enjoy temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F) in the sunny summer months with some showers. Winters are chilly with snow on high ground.

Travel to the Riom Area, Auvergne

The nearest airport to holiday homes in the Riom area is the Clermont Ferrand (CFE) Airport which has regular budget flights from most major European cities. It is about 16 km away. There are also regular train connections between Paris and Clermont-Ferrand making the Riom area very easy to reach.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Superbly refurbished mill!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    A very tasteful refurbishment, with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The apartment overlooks the river, and the natural hot spring is a short walk away. The area is breathtaking, and the volcanoes of the Central Massif are also close by. We had a super stay!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016