1 independent reviews for Puy-de-Dome accommodation in Auvergne
Reviews for Puy-de-Dome accommodation in Auvergne
Phil Smith review 18 Aug 2013
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?Just taking in all the fantastic scenery of the Auvergne around Le Mont Dore, but the highlight was walking to the top of Puy de Sancy (over 1800m high) and back via the the ridges on both sides of the valley
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?The area is ideal for walkers or most kinds of outdoor activities. There are lots of waymarked and signposted trails, that range from gentle woodland strolls to full mountain hikes. Le Mont Dore is a small resort town - it was busy in late July but not crowded and there are plenty of places to eat and drink. It also hosts a number of music festivals - the Retro Rock festival was on while we were there, with bands playing for free at a number of cafes and bars around the town.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?We travelled independently to the Auvergne and stayed for a week at a friendly bed and breakfast run by Caroline and Matt. They are well integrated with the local community and businesses, and make every effort to reduce environmental impacts in the way they run their business.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?We really enjoyed the week in the Auvergne it is very unspoilt and it is an area you can "get away from it all".
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