Rhone Alps/Auvergne

The Rhone Alps region of France is known for its mountainous landscape, lakes , vineyards and excellent cuisine.

Rhone Alps tourism features a number of must-see spots including world class ski resorts like Les Deux Alpes, Chamonix, Courchevel, Meribel and picturesque alpine lake towns like Annecy, Chambery and Aix les Bains. In the Rhone Alps region you will find the renowned vineyards of Beaujolais and those of Appellation Cote du Rhone St. Julien , Condrieu and L'Hermitage. Its capital, Lyon, is the second largest metropolitan region of France, making it full of life, tradition, and history. Lyon and its surrounding countryside is renowned for its gastronomy - great chefs hails from Lyon, notably the iconic Paul Bocuse. Only two hours from Paris by TGV, Lyon is a gateway to the Alpine ski resorts, south to Provence and the Riviera and has easy access to Switzerland and Italy , making it the ideal European vacation destination.

 

The region of Auvergne is located in central France , adjacent to Rhone Alps. It is an off-the beaten path destination that begs to be discovered. Like Rhone Alps, it is a region of mountains, green valleys, forests, pristine lakes, ancient volcanoes and tranquil picturesque villages, some considered to be the most beautiful in France. Auvergne countryside is dotted of many stone castles, Romanesque abbeys and churches that call for leisurely exploration. For travelers interested in outdoor activities like biking, hiking, mountaineering, fishing , horseback riding as well as for thermal spa relaxation vacations , Auvergne should be your destination of choice . Clermont Ferrand, the capital of Auvergne and home to the Michelin tire company sits at foot of the Puy de Dome, a dormant volcano ; from the summit which you can reach via a panoramic train you will get a superb view of a chain of extinct volcanic craters as well as the Plateau de Gergovie, the site where Vercingetorix and his army of Gaul warriors vanquished Cesar's Roman army.

With Enchanted France, you’re ensured a getaway full of activities and excursions that you’ll be sure to love. Each of our France tour packages offer excursions and activities that you love, and we know you’ll enjoy the Rhone Alps, Auvergne and other French regions !!

 

Lyon City Break

The capital of the Rhone-Alps region and France’s second city, Lyon is at the confluence of two great rivers-the Saône and the Rhône. Since Gallo Roman times, Lyon has been a major trading center and its long history is everywhere to be discovered from the top of Fourviere hills to the heart of the old historic center where Renaissance mansions line the streets. Lyon is reached by high-speed train in only 2 hours from the center of Paris and is in proximity to the Beaujolais wine region and the lakes and mountains of the Alps.
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