Camping holidays in the Auvergne with Eurocamp
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The Auvergne is perhaps the last region of France to offer a real taste of French
life as it has been lived for centuries. Although the Auvergne has all the facilities
a modern tourist expects, the quaint villages, the age-old landscape and the quiet
pace of life all conspire to make a holiday in the Auvergne a genuinely French experience.
A camping holiday in the Auvergne gives you the opportunity to feel a part of this
traditional way of life.
Some of France's most spectacular scenery is found here, especially the volcanic
hills of the Monts de Cantal and the Parc National des Volcans d'Auvergne. These
long-extinct volcanoes have fashioned a strange and other-worldly landscape in what
is the Massif Central. In recent years the region has awoken from its long isolation
and now offers all the activities you might expect, from excellent walking and mountain
biking tracks, to horse riding, pot-holing, climbing and kayaking. Regional traditions
are still very much in evidence, and should you find yourself here during the chestnut
harvest make sure you visit a chestnut fair and be amazed at the culinary uses of
this humble fruit.
Although the countryside is the real draw of the Auvergne a visit to some of
its old towns is worth while, particularly Le Puy en Velay with its cathedral featuring
a famous black Madonna, and the Church of St-Michel built atop a finger of black
volcanic rock. The town's three pillars of basalt rock are all crowned by a
church or statue, and present one of the most spectacular views in France.
Eurocamp campsites in the Auvergne:
The Auvergne is not difficult to reach, with the A71 autoroute going into its
heart. Check the route on our
where you can also click to book an
stop. Click for information on the
various ferry crossings, including Eurotunnel.