2016. Auvergne chosen by Lonely Planet as one of the top ten regions of the world to visit.
”Auvergne has long been overlooked for being too peaceably rural. But that’s all changing, as French travellers weary of tourist-clogged Riviera’s seek escape here. The Auvergne has responded by reinventing itself with ambitious art projects and a portfolio of wilderness adventures, without ever losing its small-town charisma."
Dates for your diary 2017
15 Campsite opens
End of June – mid September Brocantes and local markets every week
10 Festirail, for train enthusiasts
25 Bolides Events Festival, great car show in the grounds of the chateau at Meillant
12-17 Jazz Festival du Cher
13 Air Show at Avord
14 Bastille Day
First week in August – Medieval festival at Souvigny
4-6 Folklore festival, Saint Amand Montrond
13 Excellent brocante held along the banks of the Canal du Berry
15 Celebration day in France, firework display in Saint Bonnet Troncais
27 Braize, the famous donkey fair