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Date: October 15 – 22, 2017 ( 14 – 21, 2018, 8 days – 7 nights)
8 days – 7 nights
one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. A season full with colors and atmosphere
During the 8 days we will explore the Sancy area, located in the regional volcano park and heart of the second regional nature park, the Livradois Forez. You will discover Auvergnes most beautiful valleys and get some fresh sparks at the many local waterfalls and some volcano lakes.
We will spend 3 nights in Chambon sur Dolore in the Natural Regional Parc Livradois Forez, and 4 nights in Saint Nectaire, located in the Natural Regional Volcano Park, where we will welcome you warmly and make you feel at home. The program includes a mixture of active and more relaxed parts, from small walks in nature, hilltops and waterfalls to car-drives to beautiful locations. This is not just a photo-tour but a workshop with professional guidance, where the group is kept small so that everyone gets personal attention and practical tips in the field.
Located in the very heart of France, Auvergne is in the center of the Massif Central area. The region has four departments, Allier, Puy de Dôme, Cantal and Haute Loire. Auvergne is a unique area and displays its own personality and beauty of nature in each and every part. Auvergne is an untouched region of mountains, volcanoes and rocky gorges, with Clermont-Ferrand as the capital city. It is also a popular holiday destination from the French and not yet discovered by mass tourism. This makes this region pure in all essence.
The photo tour Autumn in Auvergne will focus on the eastern part of the Puy de Dôme area, in Natural Regional Park – Livradois Forez, rural area of mountains and forest, is one of the largest regional parks in France. The atmosphere is sometimes mysterious with streams and rivers rushing everywhere and trees disappearing into the rising fog.
Because of its geographical and environmental features, it has a wide variety of natural environments: peat bogs and lakes, mountain moors of the high Chaumes du Forez, beech and fir forests, hills and dry hillsides of Limagne natural hay meadows, rivers and streams .
Photographer Kristel Schneider will guide you through the wonderful Auvergne. She has lived in Puy de Dôme – Auvergne since end 2007 and knows the area very well, via photo-assignments from the Regional Nature Park- Livradois Forez/local tourist boards and of course her private outings. She will show you the most beautiful spots, including her personal favorites.
Get inspired in Auvergne. link to short AV: https://spark.adobe.com/video/LtH6OYtfPjzfE
Date: October 15 – 22, 2017
(Date in 2018 : 14 – 21, 2018)
8 days – 7 nights