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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…
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.