15 days in Puy-de-Dome Itinerary

15 days in Puy-de-Dome Itinerary

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Clermont-Ferrand
— 11 nights
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Ambert
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Clermont-Ferrand

— 11 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Puy du Pariou and Chaine des Puys. Change things up with these side-trips from Clermont-Ferrand: Saint-Nectaire (Educational Park of Saint Nectaire, Les Mysteres de Farges, &more), Chambon-sur-Lac (Le Lac Chambon, Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, &more) and Murol (Les Ruchers du Sancy, Chateau de Murol, &more). Spend the 7th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Statue equestre de Vercingetorix, examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and stroll around Parc Montjuzet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand day trip planning website.

Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April in Clermont-Ferrand, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambert.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambert

— 3 nights
Ambert is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.AdministrationAmbert is the seat of the canton of Ambert and the arrondissement of Ambert. Step off the beaten path and head to Moulin Richard de Bas and Amethystes d'Auvergne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambert: Chateau d'Aulteribe (in Sermentizon), Musée de la Mine de Brassac-les-Mines (in Brassac-les-Mines) and Orgues Basaltiques (in Saillant). There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure, examine the collection at Ecole 1900, contemplate the long history of Mairie Ronde, and take an in-depth tour of Chapelle musee es Penitents blancs du Livradois.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Ambert travel planning tool.

Getting from Clermont-Ferrand to Ambert by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Ambert, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ambert

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

Puy-de-Dome travel guide

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Volcanos · Theme Parks · Specialty Museums