To read throughout the year the news of Auvergne VolcanSancy: unusual, gastronomy, labels... to prepare your next stays.

Opening of northern areas

As weather conditions change rapidly, remember to check the snow reports before traveling.

Snow-free holidays in Auvergne Volcansancy

Spending a snow-free holiday in Auvergne VolcanSancy is possible. Thanks to the many activities offered, you will always find something to spend quality time with your family during the winter holidays. It's up to you to create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes! a snow-free holiday in the Nordic areas? At the Stele…

Valentine's Day Menus

Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14, is traditionally associated with the celebration of love. Celebrating Valentine's Day in Auvergne VolcanSancy with a romantic dinner tempts you? A romantic dinner for Valentine's Day in Auvergne Our restaurateurs offer you their "Valentine's Day Special" menus. Notre-Dame Orcival Sancy-ResortChambon sur Lac Archipel VolcanoesSt-Genès-Champanelle Secrets of EponaLa Bourboule Cable car…

Christmas markets

Throughout the month of December, many Christmas markets are set up in Auvergne VolcanSancy. This tradition is very present in France and throughout Europe. Why this tradition? Find the list of Christmas markets in Auvergne VolcanSancy to spoil your loved ones and prepare for the holidays. Christmas market tradition Of German origin,…

Of Blue and Blood, the birth of Bleu d’Auvergne

Do you know the origin of Bleu d'Auvergne cheese? In Laqueuille, at the gates of the Massif du Sancy, 1/2 hour from Clermont-Ferrand, in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park, a museum tour of Blue and Blood, guides you in the footsteps of Antoine Roussel which gave birth to Bleu d’Auvergne It is in Laqueuille,…

European Heritage Days

Created in 1984 by the Ministry of Culture, they aim to show the richness of our heritage to as many people as possible through new events, unusual visits, or exceptional openings. These local events now take place in more than 50 countries around the world with free or reduced rates. This year, several activities will be offered at this…

What to do when it's too hot?

Some ideas of activities to do during the heat wave!

Route of the Tour de France 2023 in Puy-de-Dôme

It is one of the most watched sporting events in the world: the Tour de France, this mythical cycling race will pass through Auvergne again this year with a scheduled finish at the top of Puy-de-Dôme. This dormant volcano rises to an altitude of 1465 m, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers breathtaking views…

Stages of the 2023 Women's Tour de France

The 2023 Women's Tour de France is fast approaching. Women's cycling enthusiasts can't wait to discover the route and stages of this world-renowned competition. This year, the Tour de France route for women promises to be even more exciting and spectacular, featuring the best riders in the…

Criterium du Dauphine

The first stage of the 75 edition of the Critérium du Dauphiné will start on June 4 in Auvergne, from Chambon-sur-Lac. The runners will cover 158 kilometers through the landscapes of the Massif du Sancy. Something to delight cycling enthusiasts! 1st stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné in Auvergne The Critérium du Dauphiné is a cycling race…

In 2023 find the Tour de France in Auvergne VolcanSancy

For its 110th edition, the Tour de France will pass through Auvergne! Stage 10 of the Tour de France even turns out to be 100% Auvergne. It will cross the different Puy-de-Dômois volcanoes. An event that we would not want to miss for anything in the world. Discover the route of this new race, the dates and come and cheer on the brave athletes.…

Family afternoon at Lac de Guéry

With the family at Lake Guéry for the afternoon? The Center Montagnard Cap Guéry is open on weekends in May, June and September and every day in summer. An opportunity to take a breath of fresh air around the highest lake in Auvergne. Walks, games, panoramas, discoveries will be on the program for this family afternoon. Discover…

Stroll through the volcanoes of Auvergne: the ringing stone

Looking for a walk in the volcanoes of Auvergne? Suitable for families with young children, this educational trail offers 1 to 2 hours of free mini-adventure all year round. “La pierre qui chime” are 7 entertainment stations over 1,2 km. Children will be able to discover volcanoes, landscapes, history of the Auvergne village of…

Trails in Auvergne VolcanSancy

Trails in Auvergne VolcanSancy are an excellent way to discover our lakes and volcanoes. In the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park, hundreds of kilometers of trails, through varied landscapes, are available to running enthusiasts. 4 trails in Auvergne VolcanSancy From April to October, the associations organize 4…

Opening of fishing in Auvergne VolcanSancy

The opening of trout fishing in Auvergne VolcanSancy will take place this Saturday, March 11. You can make your first casts half an hour before sunrise. The regulations allow the last casts up to half an hour after sunset. Each year, the opening of trout fishing takes place on…

Films shot in Auvergne

The new "Asterix and Obelix: the Middle Kingdom", directed by Guillaume CANET, was partly shot on the Guéry plateau. Many well-known actors are part of the cast of this film which will be released on February 1, 2023 on screens. Other films, with impressive casts (De Funès, Depardieu, Y.Montant, J.Marais, I.Adjani, Fernandel,…

What to do for the end of the year holidays?

Even if the snow is not there, there are many possibilities for visits to occupy your end-of-year holidays: natural heritage, crafts, meetings with producers, castles, museums, exhibitions, markets, etc. Do not hesitate to push the door of one of our 4 reception offices and come and meet our reception teams. They…

Festive meals

With friends, family or two, you will find with our partners what you need for your end-of-year celebrations in Auvergne VolcanSancy. Whether for Christmas or New Year's Eve, many restaurants offer menus to eat in or sometimes to take away. If you prefer to gather around a beautiful…

Fourme de Rochefort

It is made very locally (mainly Rochefort-Montagne, Perpezat, Laqueuille). This raw milk cheese has been made for more than 200 years and was used as currency for the payment of rents. Characteristics of fourme de rochefort Its dough is ivory in color Its rind is typical: grey, flowery with brown reflections. Its flavors and its sweetness…

Green Stations

With the villages of Orcival, Bagnols/La Tour d'Auvergne, Tauves and Saint-Sauves d'Auvergne, the town of Saint-Bonnet Prés Orcival becomes in 2019 the sixth village of Auvergne VolcanSancy labeled Station Verte. What is a Green Station? Station Verte is a tourist label created in 1964. It is a welcoming territory in the heart of the land. Green Stations are…

Sleep in a wooden cabin in Auvergne

Try the experience of living a night surrounded by nature in a treehouse in Auvergne, lit by candlelight. In winter, in the early morning, put on your skis or snowshoes, make a snowman or have a snowball fight. In spring, let yourself be woken up by the chirping of birds. In a relationship with…

Tom's cake

Ingredients 250 grams of fresh tomme cheese 150 grams of sugar 4 eggs 200 grams of flour 1 sachet of baking powder 100 grams of fresh cream Preparation Crumble the tomme cheese, add the sugar and egg yolks, mix well. Then add the flour and yeast, mix. Add the fresh cream and mix everything. Whip the egg whites and incorporate…

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