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About Auvergne

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The region of Auvergne occupies Central France. The Massif Central has a rugged landscape of granite and hardened lava, deep river gorges and the occasional volcanic peak jutting out, giving the region an almost prehistoric feel.

Auvergne is a must for the drive through France as the natural beauty and dramatic landscapes are a driver's dream come true. Be wary as many people who visit Auvergne never leave, choosing to settle down and buy property here.

Auvergne offers a plethora of outdoor activities including skiing, rafting, biking, golfing, hiking, and hang-gliding. Filled with lakes such as Guéry, Aydat, Pavin, and Chambon the areas provides opportunities for water sports such as canoeing, sailing, swimming, and fishing.

Auvergne is also a cheese lovers' paradise. Why drive through France without trying the world renowned selections available?

Drivethroughfrance.com has been emailed about many cheeses but the ones that pop to the top of the list are: Fourme d'Ambert, Bleu d'Auvergne, Cantal, Salers, and St-Nectaire. You might want to write that down - they are a bit of a mouthful. (Sorry, couldn't help but put in a cheesy pun - whoops I've done it again!)

The closest airport to the Auvergne is Clermont-Ferand, with direct flights from a number of UK airports including Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Flybe, Exeter, Glasgow International, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Southampton and Newcastle.

Auvernge
Cathedral in Auvernge
Clarmont
Clarmont
Volvic
Volvic
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