Auvergne Rhône Alps Region

30/07/2019

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The AUVERGNE RHÔNE-ALPES REGION

 

Located between mountains and volcanoes, the Auvergne Rhône Alpes region will offer you a multitude of varied reliefs offering totally different landscapes from one part of the region to the other.

Discover the chain of Puys volcano group Auvergnat located a few kilometers from the city of Clermont-Ferrand, the mountain of the world-famous Alps chain, home to the roof of Europe, Mont Blanc.

 3 Cities to Discover

 

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Lyon

Ideally located in the South East of France, Lyon, capital of the Rhône-Alpes region is in only  2 hours from Paris TGV and 1h40 from the Mediterranean coast and numerous of the major alpine ski resorts. Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport is connected to 115 destinations and welcomes 8.5 million passengers each year.
 

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Clermont-Ferrand

At the heart of the volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys discover the urban atmosphere and the rich cultural heritage of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, capital of Auvergne. This volcanic region is full of surprises and discoveries with an authentic city that will surprise you. Discover more than 2000 years of history through the streets, monuments or gardens of Clermont-Ferrand.

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Annecy

Nestled between its lake and in a mountain setting, discover the city of Annecy. It is its castle, all its canals that snake in the city and especially its famous lake that will make Annecy the ideal city for your next vacation. Formerly marshy discover the wealth of fauna and flora that can offer the region of Annecy.

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A Region in Harmony with

 

NATURE

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Mountains

Thanks to the many ski resorts, the canyoning activities and the green tourism in the Ardèche region, mountain tourism is the main pillar of tourism in the region.

With 173 mountain resorts, the region is the first ski area in the world. It is in this region where you can admire the Mont Blanc, culminating at 4809 m altitude, also nicknamed the roof of Western Europe

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Volcanoes

The Chaîne des Puys is the largest terrestrial volcanic group in the world on a limited territory to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2018. Find 80 young volcanoes that extend over an area of 35 kilometers. It is 350 million years of history of our planet that rests here.

Many paths, hiking trails will allow you to discover the panoramic view of the chain and relax with a breath of fresh air.

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Parcs Naturels Régionaux

Auvergne volcanoes, Chartreuse, Haut-Jura, Livadois-Forez, Bauges, Mont d'Ardèche, Pilat, Vercors, Aubrac, as many national and regional parks allowing you to make a "Nature" Road Trip in the region Auvergne-Rhone Alps. Take the time to stop, listen, observe and discover the cultural and natural dimensions of each park in the Region.

All the parks cover more than 25% of the area of the Region and are all different from each other.

 

 

Some Excursions

 

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Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

 

A true masterpiece of the Art Brut, the Ideal Palace of the Facteur Cheval is classified as a historical monument since 1969. It is a place not to be missed under any circumstances. It is in the small village of Hauterives that this monument has been talking about itself for more than a century.

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St. Mary of the Tourette Convent

Le Corbusier

 

Corbusier realized the Convent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette at the request of the Dominicans of Lyon. This convent is as laid in the wilderness of the forest and meadows. The facades are made of raw concrete, the few fills painted with white lime.

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Mer de Glace

Montenvers

 

From Chamonix, the famous cogwheel train will bring you up to 1913m altitude on the site of Mentenvers and will offer you a spectacular panorama of the Sea of ​​Ice (Mer de Glace), the largest glacier of Mont Blanc with an area of ​​32 km²

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Chauvet Cave 2

 

In 1994, Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunet and Christian Hillaire discovered the Chauvet Cave. This discovery was made public in 1995. The Cave of Chauvet is classified in world heritage of UNESCO.

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