Auvergne - Holiday attractions in France

May 9, 2016

Auvergne, one of France's 27 administrative regions, is comprised of four departments: Puy-de-Dôme, Haute Loire, Cantal and Allier.

Surprisingly there are numerous dormant and extinct volcanoes in the area with the last eruption occurring some 6,000 years ago. Many have now been subject to the effects of erosion, forming distinctive round-topped hills referred to locally as 'puys'.

Today, this mostly rural region offers many laid-back, relaxing activities for couples and families staying in holiday villas in France.

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