This summer, why not discover Auvergne? From its capital Clermont-Ferrand, to the volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys range, enjoy the peaceful and charming authenticity of France's most central region.

Do not forget to enter the competition to win one of the two trips to Clermont-Ferrand with Flybe and Auvergne Tourisme.

Take a volcanic break in Auvergne

Flybe takes you to Auvergne on a direct flight from Southampton to Clermont-Ferrand. Explore exciting cities, volcanic landscapes, charming villages and the delicious flavours of this authentic, unspoilt region in the heart of France.

Rendez vous in Clermont-Ferrand

The city of Clermont-Ferrand is lively, as it is one of France's capitals of short films, rock music, and rugby. This exuberant French city has an exceptional location surrounded by enormous volcanoes.

Discover the cuisine of Auvergne

Fed by the terroirs of the Allier, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire counties, Auverge cuisine is steeped in farming tradition. It is famous for its meats (Charolais and Salers beef) and of course its cheeses, including Cantal which is used to make “truffade”, a famous cheese and potato dish.

The Panoramique des Dômes

The Panoramique des Dômes electric rack railway takes you on a journey to the top of the Chaîne des Puys, and a landscape with constantly-changing colours and light. Come and experience this imposing natural location which is listed as a “Grand Site de France”.

Walk the mountains of the Auvergne with Inntravel

Explore quiet mountains on inviting paths that lead you on thrilling routes. 7 nights’ HB, plus 5 picnics from £735pp, including luggage transfers, route notes and maps.

Stroll through the vineyards of Burgundy

... and enjoy the most popular wines while staying at the Hostellerie des Clos Chablis.

The ideal place to stay in the most authentic neighbourhood of Paris

The ideal setting for a romantic break or business trip, in the heart of the vibrant, history-steeped city of Paris.

“Join now! The British Empire goes to war”

From 28th June to the 30th December 2014
This exhibition revisits the decisive intervention of British forces in the first months of the First World War.


“Caillebotte à Yerres au temps de l’impressionnisme”

Until 20th July 2014
This great event of Impressionism is all the more exceptional as these 40 masterpieces by Gustave Caillebotte have, for the most part, never been exhibited to the public.

Avignon Festival

From 4th to 27th July 2014
Every year in July, Avignon becomes a city-theatre, transforming its architectural heritage into various performance venues, majestic or surprising, welcoming tens of thousands of theatre-lovers of all ages.

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