7 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

7 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Limoges Airport, Drive to Montlucon
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Montlucon
— 1 day
Drive
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Vichy
— 1 night
Drive
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Le Puy-en-Velay
— 1 night
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand
— 3 nights
Fly

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Montlucon

— 1 day
Montluçon HistoryEarly historyMontluçon was built in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame, walk around Parc Wilson, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre de Montlucon, then see the interesting displays at MuPop, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Musee des Maquettes Animees de Pierre Cognet.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Montlucon trip itinerary tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Montlucon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Montlucon. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Vichy.

Things to do in Montlucon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Vichy

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Le Plan d’eau Le Mayet Saint Clement, take a leisurely stroll along Les Bords de l'Allier, then take in the natural beauty of Les Sources de Vichy, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Blaise, and finally catch a live event at Stade Equestre du Sichon.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Vichy travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Montlucon to Vichy takes 1.5 hours. In April in Vichy, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Vichy

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Le Puy-en-Velay

— 1 night
On the 17th (Wed), stop by Cave de la Chevrerie, contemplate the long history of Statue de Notre Dame de France, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then steep yourself in history at Chapelle St. Michel d'Aiguilhe, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Henri Vinay.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Le Puy-en-Velay trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vichy to Le Puy-en-Velay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Clermont-Ferrand

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get impressive views of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin and then get in on the family fun at Vulcania.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Clermont-Ferrand day trip planner.

Drive from Le Puy-en-Velay to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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