Pretty villages are authentic Olliergues with its castle and old trades and Ambert with its lively market on Thursday with lots of crafts and local products.

House of the Fourme d’Ambert and Mairie Ronde. Thiers, the city of cutlery. Billom, the village of pink garlic. Arlanc with the Lace Museum. La Chaise-Dieu with its famous abbey and a classical music festival in August. Vichy, a charming town, good shopping with lots of history and known for its thermal baths. Clermont-Ferrand, with its basilica Notre-Dame-du-Port, with picturesque streets, antique shops and art galleries. You can visit many castles in Auvergne on Historic Route des Châteaux d'Auvergne