Homely hotels, farm stays and hiking lodges abound in villages across the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne. For the northern part of the park, many visitors base themselves in Clermont-Ferrand and make day trips by car. Walkers will find well-located choices in Murol, St-Nectaire, Salers and Murat. Winter sports lovers should consider Le Mont-Dore, La Bourboule or Besse-et-St-Anastaise's numerous skier-friendly hotels .

Accommodation is often seasonal, so check ahead.