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Make A Holiday Rental Gite in Thiers Area, France, Your Home Away From Home

The Thiers area makes up a popular tourist destination in the Puy-de-Dome department of the region of Auvergne, in France. This really is a picturesque part of France, what with the high hills surrounding the town and the verdant countryside. By spending your holidays in the Thiers area, you will be placing yourself in an ideal position in which to explore the region of Auvergne as a whole and this is always best achieved when you book yourself into cosy and authentic self catering French gites.

Things to Do on Holiday in Thiers Area, France

There are more than enough things to do on your holidays in Thiers. During the warmer summer months, activities such as swimming, jogging, volleyball, canoeing, white-water rafting and fishing are all available to you. For people that enjoy a round or two of golf, there are a number of courses to choose between in the area and these may well have some spectacular views to enjoy as you work your way across the course. The countryside around the Thiers area is crying out to be explored and this can be done by way of a long hike (details for the best routes can be obtained through local tourist information offices) or even on two wheels.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Thiers Area, France

You have a number of attractions to visit within the town of Thiers itself. This was once one of the most prosperous towns in France and there was a huge connection to factories that were associated with cutlery - a little like Sheffield was to the UK. The mills were powered through the waters of the River Durolle and many of these historic buildings can still be visited today. There is even a Cutlery Museum to help you understand the significance of this industry to the region. You should also try to fit in a visit to the historic and beautiful city of Clermont Ferrand, which is only a short drive to the west of the self catering accommodation in the Thiers area.

Weather in Thiers Area, France

The weather for your holidays in the Thiers area is actually quite similar to the UK - perhaps just a few degrees warmer during the main summer months. In fact, in July, the average temperature rises to a very pleasant 26 degrees Celsius. In January, the average in this part of France is around 7 degrees and snow can occur from time to time. There are around 23 inches of rainfall in this area every year.

Travel to Thiers Area, France

The airport at Clermont Ferrand (CFE) will prove to be the closest for your holidays in the Thiers area. There is a direct service to the UK which is operated through Flybe and this departs from Southampton(SOU). Alternatively, you may wish to rely upon the cross-channel ferry services. This way you can take your own car on holiday with you and this will prove to be very useful during your vacation in the area.

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                                                                                                      A comfortable home in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We found the house extremely comfortable: a very pleasant and spacious home from home, with everything we needed and in a convenient location. Nadege the housekeeper welcomed us with home made biscuits and we lacked for nothing. The area was stunning and we enjoyed many beautiful walks in the mild, dry weather. We went up Puy de Dome by train, but walked up Puy de Pariou and this was probably our highlight, because of the stunning views. We also did several local walks and found the information we obtained from the Livradois- Forez National Park information centre at St Gervais sous Meymont invaluable. We bought a book of suggested walks from there. We loved Thiers and had a wonderful meal at La Belle Excuse. In fact, we fell in love with the whole region because of the variety of the beautiful landscape and the richness of the wildlife. We will never forget the wood full of cyclamen near Donat or the view from the top of La Roche de Volpe near Ambert. We would highly recommend a holiday here. Thank you Anne Marie.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful place in the country with fabulous views, a wonderful heated pool and compact house.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a really relaxing week in this away cosy cottage. The heated pool is fantastic – our first four days were very hot and it was brilliant to be able to use the pool to relax and cool off. The grounds around the cottage are mainly meadow with some wonderful old trees and also an abundance of buddleia bushes which attracted a wide variety of butterflies. We were welcomed with a gift of goats cheese from the creamery along the lane and some honey from Lucas's hives! Everything in the house is very clean and functions as it should, although a little small in the cottage, we were able to make use of the annex as we were four adults. Both had excellent shower and bathroom facilities and everything you could need on holiday. The outside space was fabulous. Our only issue was that one night, some large hornets came into the house attracted by the lights – but we were able to remove them and were careful to keep the doors closed when the lights were on after that! We also found the cottage very hot, an electric fan for the hot nights would have been welcome, but as it got cooler later in the week this wasn't an issue. It really is a beautiful place and we found the peace and quiet very relaxing. The surrounding towns and villages were also quiet as a lot of the traders seemed to choose the week we visited to take their own holidays – after the main holiday season was over we guessed! We didn't have time to fully explore and would love to return to find out more about the region one day. Thank you, Lucas and family, for the use of your wonderful holiday cottage. Karen, Julian, Katy and Roger.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017