CHILDREN The "Les Hermines" nursery is suitable for children aged between 3 months and 6 years (inclusive). The ESF French Ski School snow kindergarten offers ski lessons suitable for children aged 4-5 years and over.
OTHER ACTIVITIES The Mont Dore/Super Besse offers alpine skiers 85km of slopes served by 41 ski lifts and 140 snow canons. These slopes offer a wide range of runs suitable for all skiing abilities, and the domain also has a snowpark. Lift pass prices (winter 08/09 prices): 125 euros/adults, 101.10 euros/children aged 12-18 years (inclusive), 87.40 euros/children aged 5-11 years (inclusive), free for children under 5 years.
Cross country skiing : length of cross country track 250 Km Super Besse offers cross-country skiers a wide range of slopes to explore, as it shares some of the 250km of cross-country ski slopes split between 6 areas within the Massif du Sancy. In Besse/Super Besse itself, skiers will find 118km of cross-country ski slopes shared across 3 areas. Weekly Auvergne ski pass (winter 08/09 prices): 27 euros/adult, 12 euros/children aged 6-16 years (inclusive), free for children under 6 years.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Super Besse is easily accessible from Clermont-Ferrand train station by shuttle bus (60km). This is a well-equipped resort and has all necessary amenities: doctors, pharmacy, cash machines, local shops etc. All information provided here is intended for guidance only. For more detailed information and up to date information, please contact local tourist information services.
Set amongst mountains and dormant volcanoes, the Massif Central offers skiers and non-skiers alike the opportunity to spend time relaxing and recharging in one the most picturesque and culturally rich ski areas of France. Visitors can enjoy country walks, hiking and cross country skiing in unspoilt surroundings, or simply experience the water-based therepy and cures on offer in the region. No taxing day on the slopes or exploring the mountains is complete without sampling the local cuisine, and cheese lovers in particular will not be disappointed by the region's wide variety of locally produced cheese, with cheeses such as Cantal, Bleu d'Auvergne, St-Nectaire and Roquefort all highly reccomended. Train stations: Clermont-Ferrand, Lioran, Vic/Cère or la Bourboule.
France offers a bewildering array of food and wines from delicious regional specialties to exquisite haute cuisine. With over 340 sorts of cheese and 450 quality wines, there is always something new to discover in France.
Beyond gastronomy, from North to South France, sparkles with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Its many castles, churches, cathedrals and museums which are carefully preserved and restored makes it one the most sought after and enthralling destinations for holidaymakers from around the globe.
France takes prides in the rich and diverse tapestry of its magnificent landscapes which have been celebrated throughout the centuries by its many famous writers, poets and artists in words and creations so many of which have become part of the world's cultural heritage and still inspire today's travellers to discover it for themselves. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or want to escape to the countryside, whether you wish to step back into history or are searching for an active sporting adventure, France will welcome you with open arms, seduce you with its warmth and entertain you with its wide range of attractions enabling you to achieve that perfect holiday.
The Mont-Dore/ Super Bress offers skiers 85km of slopes, 41 ski lifts, 140 snow canons and a wide range of runs suitable for all abilities (20 green, 18 blue, 16 red, 4 black). The domain also has a snowpark. Lift pass prices (based on winter 08/09 prices): 125 euros/adult, 101.10 euros/child aged 12-18 years inclusive, 87.40 euros for children aged 5-11 years inclusive and free for children under 5 years.