The Auvergne.

Auvergne (Auvèrnha or Auvèrnhe in Occitan) is a historic province and former region in central France, in the Massif Central. Since 2016, the region has merged with Rhône-Alpes to form Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Its inhabitants are called Auvergnats and Auvergnates. The capital is Clermont-Ferrand.

Auvergne is one of the best preserved areas in Europe, where you can do many outdoor activities such as hiking, horse riding, paragliding, ballooning and (wild) water activities such as canoeing/ rafting on the rivers boating/ pedalos on the lakes or just fishing.

You can also enjoy more than 500 castles and 250 Romanesque churches in Auvergne.


The Auvernge has a continental climate.

This gives nice pleasant summers with average temperatures between 21º and 26º. It is often still very pleasant well into October.

Winters can be harsh, but are generally short.