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Auvergne

For many people, a true one off place will be somewhere totally remote, somewhere that has no cities and man-made sights, but is simple, quiet, natural and beautiful. If you are one of those people, let yourself go for a holiday in Auvergne. 

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The region is huge but sparsely populated so there is an overwhelming feeling of space and seclusion. That being said, the area is easily accessible by road, rail and even air so you have the advantage of feeling that your holiday in Auvergne isolated from the world when they can in fact be reached without difficulty. The pace may be slow and the residents few and far between, but Auvergne still manages to make a name for itself worldwide. Puy lentils originate here and make their way into dishes all over the globe! A holiday in Auvergne is not just for those seeking to escape and relax but also for those who want thrill-seeking activities and unparalleled outdoor experiences. There are mountains to climb, crisp unpolluted lakes to swim and fish in and miles of countryside to ride and hike through. True adrenaline junkies can paraglide over the volcanic peaks or raft down the white waters of the rocky gorges. If your idea of a perfect holiday in Auvergne does not involve this level of exertion, the surroundings are spectacular purely to look at. Auvergne’s landscape is covered in extinct volcanoes, some of which date back 20 million years. That makes the mountains of the Alps and the Pyrenees seem positively adolescent by comparison! Le Puy-en-Velay is particularly well known for its spectacular volcanic rocks. A holiday in Auvergne takes you away from hectic modern life and whether you’re rambling through one of the national parks or relaxing in a hot spring, the magic of the region will calm and energise you.

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