15 days in Puy-de-Dome Itinerary

15 days in Puy-de-Dome Itinerary

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Clermont-Ferrand
— 11 nights
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Ambert
— 3 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand

— 11 nights

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Le Puy du Pariou and Parc Montjuzet. Change things up with these side-trips from Clermont-Ferrand: Murol (Les Ruchers du Sancy, Chateau de Murol, &more), Saint-Nectaire (Educational Park of Saint Nectaire, Les Mysteres de Farges, &more) and Chambon-sur-Lac (Le Lac Chambon, Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, &more). Spend the 7th (Wed) among the fascinating landscape of Puy-de-Dome Volcano. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Chaine des Puys, get in on the family fun at Vulcania, do sightseeing at your own pace with Funcross Electrique, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Clermont-Ferrand online vacation builder.

Paris to Clermont-Ferrand is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambert.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ambert

— 3 nights
Ambert is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.AdministrationAmbert is the seat of the canton of Ambert and the arrondissement of Ambert. Step off the beaten path and head to Moulin Richard de Bas and Ecole 1900. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambert: Amethystes d'Auvergne (in Champagnat-le-Jeune), Musée de la Mine de Brassac-les-Mines (in Brassac-les-Mines) and Chateau d'Aulteribe (in Sermentizon). There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure, contemplate the long history of Mairie Ronde, get engrossed in the history at Chapelle musee es Penitents blancs du Livradois, and see the interesting displays at La Maison de la Fourme d'Ambert.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ambert travel route planning site.

Getting from Clermont-Ferrand to Ambert by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Ambert, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ambert

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trips

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Puy-de-Dome travel guide

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Volcanos · Theme Parks · Specialty Museums