Testimonials - Walking Holidays in the Auvergne, France
At the core of southern France's Massif Central is the Auvergne, where dramatic volcanic peaks dominate open plateaux and secluded valleys. Home to some of the finest mountains in France, the Auvergne offers a unique opportunity to voyage into the recent past. Below you'll find customers comments following our walking holidays in the Auvergne, France
"Lovely remote location, beutiful scenery, gorgeous guest houses and wonderful people." J & S Allen, Australia
"Lovely villages - very tranquil." M&P Ashton
"I found the walk thoroughly enjoyable, even inspiring. The variety of lodging was a particular pleasure as well as the individual places themselves. And I could go on about the landscape etc interminably." G. Barron, UK
"We enjoyed the flora at this time of year (June.) Such a delightfully quiet region." S & P Bloomfield, UK
"Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful countryside: wild flowers, birds. Very 'French.' Made to feel welcome. Thanks - we had a brilliant time." J. Goddard, UK
"Mont Mezenc was so beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday." J. Baker, UK
"Wonderful holiday, your knowledge of the geography and geology of the area added to the interest of the walks which were both varied and interesting. I appreciated the opportunity to see such a wide area of the Auvergne and would have a hard time deciding which of the walks I liked best." Ricki Bull, UK
The Auvergne has some of the most varied walking you are likely to find, with lush green valleys sheltering beneath windswept upland ridges and peaks. It is a landscape that's a haven for wildlife, including birds of prey, deer, marmots and wild flowers.
The Auvergne is home to three distinct mountainous areas. The north is a sea of perfectly formed volcanic cones. The highest summit, Puy de Dome, is also the site of a Roman Temple and now has a fernicular railway to take you to the top of its cone. The Central Auvergne is home to some larger and slightly older volcanoes. The main peak, Puy de Sancy, is also the highest point in the Massif Central. The area also has a rich cultural and architectural legacy with picturesque villages such as Besse et Orcival. The southern Auvergne has distinct areas, the Cantal range and the Haute Loire regions.