Travel diary: Auvergne in a motorhome

Auvergne in a motorhome, a region where it is good to let your vehicle take you on winding roads, discovering volcanoes. Top start from the Avis Car-Away agency in Lyon where you rent a family motorhome from  a Classic Class B 4/6 pax or a Combi-Van Aventure. Take the road to storm the imposing Monts Dore massif, in Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne. Immerse yourself in the mysteries of Vulcania, the European park of volcanism, travel through the Sancy massif and recharge your batteries in a natural site classified as a Unesco Heritage site, the Puys-Faille de Limagne chain. End your motorhome tour in Puy-en-Velay, the city of a thousand architectural treasures.

1. Vulcania by motorhome: Day 1

Start your stay in a motorhome in Clermont-Ferrand. Visit the Gothic Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption cathedral. You can spend a night at the Huttopia campsite in Royat. Then, take the road to head to the Vulcania leisure park, nestled in the hollow of ancient volcanoes. Savor a magnificent landscape and a site where science and emotion merge.

Our tip: park your motorhome on one of the locations provided, you can arrive at night.

You have:

  • the water ;
  • electricity;
  • and emptying.


2. The chain of Puys by motorhome: Day 2

Meet at the Maison du Parc naturel régional des Volcans d´Auvergne to choose the most beautiful hikesand the areas available. Discover the Puy-de-Dôme in a motorhome, it is the most famous volcano in this classified natural site. Then, walk along the departmental roads which converge towards Le Puy de Sancy or Le Mont-Dore. Join Lac Pavin. The panoramas are breathtaking! You pass through sublime, thousand-year-old villages steeped in history and authenticity.


Our motorhome tips:

  • Appreciate the beauty of the roads and passes to cross;
  • Drive slowly;
  • Use the engine brake on steep descents;
  • Respect the safety distances of 2 bands with other vehicles.

To rest, find the ideal motorhome area in Auvergne with the Park4Night application.

3. Le Puy-en-Velay: Day 3

This short adventure ends in Puy-en-Velay. This is the opportunity to immerse yourself in Auvergne's culture and heritage with Notre-Dame Cathedral and its 11th century cloister. Its architectural treasures make it an exceptional site nicknamed the Mont-Saint-Michel des Terres.

Our tip: discover nearly 33 parking places and overnight stays with locals with HomeCamper, the opportunity to bond and be well installed with your motorhome or van.

Auvergne in a motorhome is the road trip to take! Fans of nature and breathtaking landscapes, hire a motorhome quickly with Avis Car-Away and go enjoy this adventure!

If you liked the volcanoes of Auvergne, you can extend your stay and visit the Alps in a motorhome