The Auvergne is home to some of the most beautiful villages in France:


Charroux is a fortified renaissance village. It’s main attractions are wine making and leather tanning. The village has actually developed over the years in around the centre-most square and the Saint Jean Baptiste Church (complete with magnificent bell towers over the scene).

Vichy is a 40 minute drive away and has a plethora of good restaurants, bars and cultural attractions (such as the Opera house). Vichy is also home to a fantastic golf course (the Circuit Or) with two courses very worth their green fee.

Clermont-Ferrand is about an hours drive away from Saint-Victor-Montvianeix, and is one of the larger cities in the area. Worth checking out Le puy de Dôme – a mythical volcano, listed as a “Grand Site de France”, the Puy de Dôme is located a stone’s throw from the city.