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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port and Parc Montjuzet. Venture out of the city with trips to Murol (Les Ruchers du Sancy, Chateau de Murol, &more), Chambon-sur-Lac (Le Lac Chambon, Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, &more) and Saint-Nectaire (Educational Park of Saint Nectaire, Les Mysteres de Farges, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. There's still lots to do: trek along Le Puy du Pariou, see the interesting displays at ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby, admire the sheer force of Cascade du Rossignolet, and find something for the whole family at Vulcania.

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Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can 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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moulin Richard de Bas and La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert. Get out of town with these interesting Ambert side-trips: Chateau d'Aulteribe (in Sermentizon), Amethystes d'Auvergne (in Champagnat-le-Jeune) and Musée de la Mine de Brassac-les-Mines (in Brassac-les-Mines). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ecole 1900, steep yourself in history at Mairie Ronde, stroll through Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure, and take an in-depth tour of Chapelle musee es Penitents blancs du Livradois.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ambert trip planner.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Ambert in 1.5 hours. In August in Ambert, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ambert

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Puy-de-Dome travel guide

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Volcanos · Theme Parks · Specialty Museums