Favourite destination for mountainous landscapes and outdoor activity enthusiasts, the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and its exceptional natural heritage are a real paradise for hikers and sport lovers smitten with nature, wide open spaces and thrilling sensations.
It also boasts an incredible cultural heritage mainly with its fortified castles, Romanesque churches, typical villages and impressive architecture.
Whether for its high mountain ranges (French Alps), its large cultural metropolises (like Lyon) or its mighty rivers running through it (Rhône, Loire and Saône rivers), you will definitely be amazed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
This territory is also well-known for its traditional cuisine and its numerous regional specialities such as: gratin dauphinois (made of potatoes) or gratin of cardoons (local vegetable), tasty cheeses (St Marcellin, St Félicien, Bleu from Vercors or Auvergne), meats (rosette from Lyon, sausage from Ardèche…), ravioles, brioche from Saint-Genix (made of pralines), and many more!
Other breathtaking sites are also to be discovered: large cities like Lyon, Grenoble, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, Ardèche gorges, ViaRhôna bicycle route along the Rhone river, Drôme Provençale between lavender fields and hilltop villages, volcanoes in Auvergne, as well as Chamonix and the emblematic Mount Blanc.