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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:

La Bastide en Ardeche
Le Ranc Davaine
Les Tours
Val de Cantobre

The Auvergne is not difficult to reach, with the A71 autoroute going into its heart. Check the route on our route planner where you can also click to book an overnight hotel stop. Click for information on the various ferry crossings, including Eurotunnel.