Bed & Breakfast in Auvergne, France
Staying at a bed and breakfast in Auvergne can turn out to be an experience of a lifetime. Auvergne is a sparsely populated province in the centre of France, where life still goes on at a very pleasurable slow pace. It is all about stunning nature and a plethora of amazing outdoor activities, unique local cuisine, impressive architecture, history and culture, quaint villages. One must simply choose to stay in a bed and breakfast in Auvergne and enjoy all of its wonders at first hand. Auvergne is the perfect setting for tourists who prefer to travel off the beaten track and enjoy unspoilt nature at its best. The Allier department is ideal for travellers keen on picturesque walks and cycling as well as spa holidays. Lovely small villages and spa towns like Vichy offer diverse bed and breakfasts in Auvergne. Some are located in authentic stone houses with lovely gardens, others occupy stately countryside mansions or renovated farm houses. The even landscapes of Auvergne's north contrasts strongly with its center (Puy-de-D?me) and south (Cantal and Haute Loire). These three departments encompass a mountainous land with dormant volcanoes - the largest volcanic area in Europe. Guests who stay in a bed and breakfast in this part of Auvergne will enjoy great opportunities for walking, trekking, mountain biking, rafting and fishing (the gorges of the rivers Allier and Loire in Haute Loire), spa holidays (Chaudes Aigues in Cantal), skiing and paragliding (Nature Park Puy-de-D?me). Here Auvergne bed and breakfasts may be found in picturesque chateaus, original stone houses, comfortable private homes, mountain chalets and cottages, elegant townhouses. Romanesque architecture is very typical for Auvergne but there are also fine examples of other architectural styles scattered all over Auvergne in larger and smaller towns like Clermont-Ferrand (its capital), Aurillac, Thiers, Riom, Issoire, Montlu?on, Moulins, Le-Puy-en-Velay, Brioude, etc. Culture and history hunters will also discover that theses places offer interesting art events, museums and galleries. Bed and breakfasts in Auvergne are an inseparable part of this cultural and historic inheritance as they usually occupy historic houses and/or houses of architectural interest.