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While perfect for lovers of mountains and outdoor pursuits, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region truly offers something for everyone. From the breathtaking landscapes of the Auvergne, with its hills, mountain ranges and dormant volcanoes, to world-renowned ski resort destinations in the Alps such as Chamonix, Courchevel, Meribel, Val d’Isère and Les Saisies, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes offers limitless possibilities.
Do not miss the chance to visit some major heritage sites, like Lyon's historical city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon is the France’s second biggest city. Discover villages and towns with a typical architecture and culture (Annecy, Chambery, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble…)
Find there many regional products and famous specialties such as wines from Côtes du Rhône and Saint-Pourçain, cheeses from Auvergne and Savoie, tartiflette, raclette and fondue, green lentils from Le Puy, Lyonnaise salad, potée auvergnate stew, Romans ravioles, Montélimar nougat, Saint-Genix cake…
Discovering the life of the Aurignacians! Our prehistoric ancestors, a 43,000 year old culture and known for their bone and lithic industries.
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.
Situated in the heart of the volcanoes area of the Chaîne des Puys discover the urban atmosphere and the rich cultural heritage of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, capital of Auvergne. Volcanic and full of surprises and discoveries, discover an authentic city that will know how to surprise you. Discover more than 2000 years of history through the streets, monuments or gardens of Clermont-Ferrand.
It is between 1953 and 1960 that Le Corbusier (famous French Architect) 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. The walls of the church will be in "banchage".
Situated in south-eastern France, Lyon is the capital of the Auvergene-Rhône-Alpes region. A mere 2-hour train ride from Paris, Lyon is also only a 1 hour 40-minute journey away from both the Mediterranean coast and France’s Alpine ski resorts. Its Saint-Exupéry airport serves 115 destinations and is used by 8.5 million passengers each year.