The geographical position of ALTAMICA in Auvergne allows quick access to various places and activities.
Nearly : Clermont-Ferrand, the Zenith concerts and spectacles, the beautiful villages Montpeyroux and Saint Saturnin, the small town of Billom.
Very close : the puy-de-dome, Vulcania, the Sancy or the Auvergne volcano park, the Livradois Forez park.
and more ….
Clermont-ferrand and Cournon d’Auvergne
Clermont-ferrand. The capital of the Auvergne country, home to beautiful Renaissance style mansions. Notre-Dame-du-Port church is a masterpiece of Romanesque art in Auvergne, and the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption cathedral is a beautiful Gothic building with magnificent stained glass windows.
Cournon d’Auvergne, is located 15 km southeast of Clermont-Ferrand. Green city with protected natural areas, botanical trail, fitness trail … Flower town, along the river Allier, with water, playground, stadiums and athletics track, swimming pool, media library.
Former winemaker village (winemakers’ houses in the old town, oil mill …), listed Romanesque church (St Martin’s church). All shops and services.
The trap with fitness trail, ideal for mountain bikers, dry hillsides offering a beautiful spring flora, the nautical base near the water with wake Park and canoes departure.
The Aquatic leisure park attracts many walkers and joggers, the surroundings are landscaped, adapted to people with reduced mobility, offering picnic area, playgrounds for children, and even a small enclosure with wild and domestic animals.
the Zenith, the Gergovie plateau
Site facing the Volcanoes Park: Zénith in the shape of a Volcano facing the Gergovie plateau, close to the Volcanoes Regional Park and the Livradois Forez Park.
the plateau of Gergovie is recognized as the place where the famous battle of the same name took place, which opposed Vercingetorix to the troops of Julius Caesar. Remnants of Gallic occupation are gradually being revealed.
The Puy de Dôme, Vulcania, the Sancy
The Sancy. Forty kilometers south of Clermont-Ferrand, the Massif du Sancy is full of walks. On foot, horseback or mountain bike. All are an opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes offered by this volcanic massif, born three million years ago …
Vulcania is an educational theme park dedicated to earth sciences, located in the Chaine des Puys volcano chain and just a few kilometers from the Puy de Dôme.
A mythical volcano, listed as a “Grand Site de France”, the Puy de Dôme is located near Cournon d’Auvergne.
A must-see tourist stopover…
From its summit, towering at 1,465 metres, the 360° panorama overlooking the Puys mountain range is unique.
The Parc des Volcans in Auvergne
The Parc des Volcans, in the heart of Auvergne, is made up of remarkable landscapes, flora and fauna. But it also owes its singularity to an entire rural community that has been able to retain its know-how and culture. The area encompassed by the Parc des Volcans has 4 national nature reserves: the Réserve de la Vallée de Chaudefour, the Réserve des Sagnes de la Godivelle, the Réserve du Rocher de la Jacquette and the Réserve Chastreix Sancy.
The Parc des Volcans is made up of five natural regions, both grandiose and endearing : the chain of puys, the Monts Dore, the Cézalier, the Artense and the Cantal mountains. it is the largest regional natural park in France.
Le parc Livradois Forez
Just outside Lyon, not far from Vichy and Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne’s Livradois-Forez is one of France’s largest regional nature parks. http://www.parc-livradois-forez.org
Here lies the Tuscany of Auvergne, located between the cities of Clermont-Ferrand, Thiers, Ambert and Issoire, which owes its name to Catherine de Medici and Queen Margot, of Tuscany origin, prisoner in Auvergne, at Usson in the 17th century. Its hilly, green, quiet and wooded area of trees and poplars are reminiscent of Italian Tuscany.