Auvergne offers one of the best scenic drives in France. This 6-day route is ideal for anyone who wants a thrilling, one-of-a-kind adventure. Let The Originals Hotels guide you to an incredible experience. Unlock our Smooth Rate and stay at The Originals Hotels at the best price!
Day 1: Lyon
Lyon is a great place to start your road trip to Auvergne Rône-Alpes. In the centre of this charming city, you can explore over 2,000 years of history. Highlights include the Roman amphitheatre and the Vieux Lyon Old Town area. A relaxing night at Hotel Éclipse, Lyon East, The Originals City will prepare you for your journey in the morning.
Day 2: Vichy
Your France road trip continues as you head 2 hours west to Vichy. Relax in one of the city's renowned spas or, to see a different side of the area, visit the Musée des Arts d'Afrique et d'Asie, where international art is on display. Stay at the Hotel Les Nations, The Originals Boutique a boutique hotel close to the Vichy Springs.
Day 3: Clermont Ferrand
Just an hour's drive away, Clermont Ferrand boasts one of the most intriguing cathedrals in France. Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption is built from lava stone, giving it a striking, distinctive colour. If you stay at Hotel Clermont Ferrand Nord, The Originals Access, you'll easily be able to visit nearby Aydat Lake, the Auvergne's largest lake and a great spot for watersports or hiking.
Day 4: Aurillac
Continue south for 2 hours for the next destination in your driving holiday in France. High in the mountains, Aurillac allows you the chance to visit the Museum of Volcanoes and learn more about the unique geography of the region. The Grand Hotel Saint-Pierre, The Originals Boutique is a listed building with a spectacular brasserie - ideal for tucking into the local cuisine.
Day 5: Saint-Flour
Another hour of driving through beautiful green landscapes will take you to Saint-Flour. Don't miss the Viaduc de Garabit, an iron railway bridge. If it looks familiar, that's because it was built by Gustave Eiffel, and is in the same style as his famous tower. The charming Hotel Saint-Flour, The Originals Access is the perfect place to stop and admire this pleasant village.
Day 6: Le Puy
From Saint-Flour, just over 100km remain of one of the best driving routes through France. You'll finish in Le Puy. Don't miss local dishes based on Puy lentils, the area's most famous ingredient. After all that driving, if you still crave more adventure, this town is the starting point for the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage. Don't feel like walking all the way to Spain? Enjoy a relaxing night at the Hotel Bristol, The Originals Boutique - you've earned it!
Le Puy-en-Velay , France
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Hotel Bristol, Le Puy-en-Velay
9, avenue du Maréchal Foch, 43000 Le Puy-en-Velay
- Health Security
- Room service
- Bycicle premises
Saint-Flour , France
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Allée de Neyrac - dernière sortie après McDonald's Zone commerciale de Montplain, 15100 Saint-Flour
- Free hotel car park
- Pets admitted
- 24h access by automatic teller