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Welcome to Auvergne !
Auvergne is situated right in the middle of France: 350 km south of Paris, 350 km north of Montpellier, 300 km east of Bordeaux, 200km west of Lyon. It is quite easy to get to Clermont-Ferrand, the capital of Auvergne, by car as two major highways (north-south and east-west) cross there. It takes more time to get there by train, except from Paris (3h30). But Auvergne is really worth the trip ! It is a country of very open spaces, of volcanoes and lakes where you can hike for days. A country of marvelous romanesc churches and castles. A country of old traditions and good food (try the local cheeses, like saint-nectaire, the ham, the "truffade" a mixture of potatoes and melted cheese).
Map of the Region
The Main CS Cities of the Region
The Main City of the Auvergne is the most active CS community of the Region.
How to get there ?
You can easily come to Clermont by train from Lyon or Paris.
Couch Surfing in the Region
The CS Activity in the Region
In the region, there is a very nice, active and developped CS Families network. If you travel with your children, if you would like to be hosted by a family, if you are searching for a host who accept a family, meeting other families making to your children more different cultural friendship, you are welcome to join the French Family's group !
A tool exists to localise easily where you can find the CS families' in the region, please check the Family Welcome Map of the area.
In Auvergne you have the chance to have the possibility to couchsurf a bit everywhere, even in the countryside ! Check the map of the Rural CSers in Auvergne, you can find them easilier on this way ! There is also a CS group called "Rural CS France" where you can talk with all Rural CSers in France.
But not all Rural CSers appears on the map or are members of the group "Rural CS France". To find the others, join the Regional CS group of Auvergne !
Regional Contacts on CS
What to visit in the Region
Old city of Clermont-Ferrand with the cathedral (see picture above) and Notre Dame du port.
If you are courageaous you can climb the Puy de dome , The biggest volcano Around Clermont Ferrand.