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About the Auvergne
Puy de Dome. 63
Haute Loire. 43
At the very heart of France in the Central Massif
of ancient hardened lava and granite with forested volcanic peaks and
deep river gorges, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Puy de Dome
(1,465m) an extinct volcano provide fantastic views of the Puy Mountain
chain and the plains below.
The outdoor activities covers virtually every thing including; Hiking,
biking, golf, watersports like sailing, canoeing, swimming,fishing and
rafting. Hang gliding ,skiing, painting, infact this truly is a
paradise for lovers of the outdoors
The Puy de Sancy is the highest of the peaks in the Mont Dore with 2
cable cars taking walkers to the top in summer and skiiers in winter,
there is a good restaurant there with spectacular views.
The area is famous also for its cheeses which include; Salers, Cantal
and St.Nectaires as well as the bleu d'Auvergne and Fourme d'Ambert.
Climate. long warm summers, though thunderstones can often appear from nowhere and temperature can reach well into the 30's.
The winters can be wet with snow on the mountains often lasting till the end of April.
A paradise for outdoor activities.
Livradois-Forez National Park.
Parc National de Valcano
Puy en Velay
Chaine des Puys
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