Welcome to Auvergne

Two great green lungs of protected land define the Auvergne: westerly, mountainous Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne, and to its east Parc Naturel Régional Livradois-Forez, its picturesque villages lost amid woodlands and farms. Cultural splendour is strung in between: retro-glamorous Vichy, colourful Pays d'Issoire, and dreamy villages along the Allier River. East of here, petrified lava plumes tower over pilgrimage town Le Puy-en-Velay, surely one of the most dramatic skylines in France.

After hikes to Romanesque churches (or ice-fishing, or cross-country skiing...) the Auvergne's treasured cuisine tastes all the better. Mirroring the region's rough charisma, meals are hearty and utterly free of pretension – you won't be able to resist digging in.

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$10.35 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Cite du Chocolat Valhrona Admission Ticket

Visit: Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Tain-l'Hermitage, Drome, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpesmmerse yourself in the fascinating world of chocolateThe Valrhona Chocolate City opened on October 24, 2013 in Tain l'HermitageLocated on the historic site of the Chocolaterie Valrhona, the Cité reveals to the general public and the professionals behind the scenes of the Grand Chocolat.During a gourmet and surprising stroll in the heart of the City, you will discover all the secrets of chocolate making and the range of know-how of Valrhona and its customers.Gourmets and gourmands, amateurs or professionals, come live a magical experience with this exceptional ingredient that is chocolate!From cocoa beans to the creations of great chefs, come explore, smell and taste chocolate in all its forms.Monday to Saturday9 am till 7 pm Closing of the box office at 17:30Sunday and bank holidays10 am till 6.30 pmClosing of the box office at 17h00

$151.44 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

MontBlanc Tour in a Private Plane with Wingly

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Mont Blanc, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesL'objectif de ce vol est de survoler l'incroyable Mont Blanc et ses montagnes enneigées.Pass By: Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesSurvol de l'Aiguille du midi

$265.07 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Introduction to Flying an Autogyro in Auvergne

After a personal welcome, the instructor will conduct a theoretical approach and introduce you to the aircraft and some of its characteristics.After a coffee break, you will perform a flight, dual, to introduce you to the first driving techniquesYou become an actor and will discover the true driver of sensations, without forgetting the magical setting in which you evolve.After this lesson with your instructor you will analyse the achievements of this discovery and you will just talk, perhaps, the continuation of your training Description of the activity: Personalised welcome.45 min theoretical (basics) - Learning the basic techniques:Reminder of safety instructionsTheft of learning and discoveryDebriefingCoffee break.

$80.67 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

First Flight in Autogyro in Auvergne

The first time flying courses are based on your schedule, during weekdays or weekends.Training is on a gyroplane Magni M24 with double orders.For professionals and photo enthusiasts, the gyroplane allows great freedom in shooting through exceptional visibility, the ability to fly at very high or very low altitude.

$34.57 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Pilot Training Courses in Auvergne

During your pilot training course, master the theories and practicalities of flight, and prepare yourself to take to the skies. Choose between three courses; the individual autogyro pilot patent (the theoretical part of the course), the passenger carriage autogyro, or the practical course with your own plane (fuel at own expense).Gain insight into the laws of aerodynamics, navigation, regulation, and weather patterns in the theory class, and learn how to fly a MAGNI M24 gyroplane. If you have your own MAGNI M16 or MAGNI M24, the instruction will be made with your machine.Depending on your progress through the course, take to the skies aboard your MAGNI gyroplane and be rewarded with spectacular views over France’s Auvergne region.

$48.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Segway Lyon - The heart of Lyon - 1h30

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Berges du Rhone, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesHistory about the Rhône embankment and the Peninsula.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Opera National de Lyon, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesPassage through the Louis Pradel place and the Opera.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Place des Terreaux, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesPassage through the Terreaux Square near the City Hall. History about the place and the district.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Place Bellecour, Lyon, Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-AlpesPassage through the famous Place Bellecour. History of the square and the city center.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Court of Appeal of LyonHistory of the Court and the Vieux-Lyon (old town).Duration: 10 minutes

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