Events, local festivals
JANUARY: Andros Trophy in Super-Besse
FEBRUARY: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Sancy Snow Jazz Festival
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Our Heritage sites & tourist activities
Visit to the feudal castle of Murol
Les Fontaines Pétrifiantes (Petrifying Fountains)
Visit to the “Gaëc de l'Oiseau” farm to learn how Saint-Nectaire cheese is made
Murols School of Painters Museum (weekends only)
Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Cornadore church in Saint-Nectaire (a major Romanesque Auvergne church)
Medieval town of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (pedestrian streets and “Besse stone” houses)
Lac Pavin (a magnificent volcanic crater)
“La Toinette & Julien” living history museum in Murat-le-Quaire
The Roman baths at Mont-Dore
Issoire and the Saint-Austremoine Abbey (a major Romanesque Auvergne church), clock tower
Vulcania, European volcano theme park
Le Puy de Lemptégy, an open volcano
Le Puy de Dôme - at 1465m, it's the highest altitude volcano in the Puys mountains, its summit accessible via the "Panoramique des dômes” rack railway
Volcanoes: Puy de la Vache and Puy de Lassolas, Petit Sarcouy and Grand Sarcouy, Puy de Pariou, and Puy de Côme...
The Puy de Sancy, at an altitude of 1,886 m, is the highest point in the Massif Central
Romanesque châteaux and churches: the Notre-Dame-d'Orcival basilica, Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand and the church in Saint-Saturnin...