The region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a very versatile region and devoted to discovery, relaxation and wellness. Take your time to enjoy the beautiful nature with its many hiking trails. Rent a holiday home and travel through this region and discover the most interesting places. It is a blessing for body and mind and woth visiting.
The former region Auvergne is located in the Massif Central, an old volcanic mountainous area, covering a large part of mainland France. The volcanoes of the Auvergne (chaîne de Puys) is a natural wonder, unique in Europe. The sleeping giants, as they are called, are still one of the most visited attractions of the region. The Puy de Dôme is the most famous volcano in Auvergne. At the top of this volcano you have a panoramic view over the "Chaîne des Puys", which extends over 30 km.
It is located in the Natural Park of Volcanoes and surrounded by stunning landscapes. Discover the diverse landscapes by bike, hiking or even on a horse. Enjoy your holiday in France. Many sporting activities are possible, like rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, water skiing and swimming in clear water of the rivers. Discover the charm of nature and take a trip on foot or by horse and enjoy the tranquility during a wonderful saty in a cozy cottage Auvergne.
Natural mineral waters and spas, Auvergne is the ideal place for wellness stays. One of the most famous spa town is Vichy, but you can also go to one of the 9 other spa resorts in Auvergne. These are scattered throughout the departments of Puy de Dôme, Allier and Cantal. The different spas offer you a sauna, steam room, mud baths, hot tubs and massages. Due to the high quality of the water and important benefits, these spas offer a solution for people with rheumatism, skin diseases and asthma. Auvergne is the perfect place for holidays with thermal treatments like thermoludism and balneotherapy. Enjoy yourself during your holiday in France.
The Rhône-Alpes region is located in the southeast of France and is characterized by its impressive mountain peaks. This region shares borders of the Alps with Switzerland and Italy. The mountains of the Alps are the biggest attraction of this area, both for winter and summer activities. The Rhône-Alpes forms part of the largest ski area of the whole world and has over more than 220 winter sport resorts with a big offer in holiday homes and chalets nearby the foot of the slopes.
The most famous ski villages in this area are Les Deux Alpes, L’Alpe d’Huez, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Tignes and Val d’Isère. These villages are known for their impressive ski slopes and the altitude of the ski area itself. Besides skiing and snowboarding you also can enjoy delicious meals and drinks in one of the many nearby restaurants and bars. In the evening you can unwind by the fireplace in a cosy holiday home. When will you go on a winter sport vacation in France?
Also in the summer months a lot of tourists are able to find their way to the Rhône-Alpes. The temperature in the summer is very pleasant and you can hike to the highest level of the roughest mountain landscape. The area has beautiful rivers and big lakes were you can practice your water sport activities such as rafting, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. The spa water of this area is of great value to this region, many tourists visiting this region for health reasons. This area is in possession of 17 spas such as Évian-les-Bains. This spa town is famous for its mineral water. You can visit Isère for a treatment that has to do with respiratory diseases, rheumatic and dermatological complaints.
Your visit of the Rhône-Alpes is not complete if you haven’t been to Geneva in Switzerland. This town is located at the beautiful lake of Geneva itself, where you will discover many historical buildings and interesting museums. Also you should not forget to visit the city of Lyon, the cultural capital of Rhône and Central France, with a big wealth of history such as impressive museums, theatres and roman antiquities.