Located on the south side of the Sancy mountain, Super Besse (1350m) sits right in the heart of the Auvergne Natural Park, and is surrounded by the lakes, volcanos, chateaux and Roman churches which typify the area.
OTHER ACTIVITIES A variety of activities and amenities are available in and around Super Besse, including numerous walking, cycling and horse riding trails (all of which are clearly signposted), a range of facilities at the Hotel Gergovia such as a swimming pool and tennis court, gym, sauna and steam room, a horse riding centre, fishing on the lakes and rivers in the area plus other watersports during peak season. Super Besse also offers a variety of concerts and folklore events during peak summer season, as well as local shops, restaurants, a cinema and nightclub.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION Please note: all information provided here is intended for guidance purposes only and is not contractual. For the most recent and up to date resort information, please contact the local tourist information services.
A land of impressive mountains and 'puys', long extinguished volcanos, set in the heart of France with, on one side, the Tarn gorges and its ravines and crevices, its rivers of clear water with healing power : a real garden of Eden for campers. On the other side stands Le Puy en Velay, holy city for thousands of years and one of the stations on the way to Compostella; sheep grazing on the green soft sloping fields of grass and ewes'milk is the raw material from which the famous cheese is made in Roquefort. Hills covered with heather, sparkling torrents and cascades, prairies planted with chestnut trees make for an attractive landscape. Whatever the season, this is a marvellously rich area. Country walking, mountain biking in stunning surroundings, the Auvergne region has all it takes for you to stay for a while in what could be otherwise called Heaven.
A gourmond's dream destination and gastronomic hot spot, France offers an enormous and varied array of food and wines, all of which reflect the unique charms of the region that produces them, and ranging from delicious yet simple regional specialties to complex and exquisite haute cuisine, which means there is always something new to sample during a to France.
Beyond gastronomy, France boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. Its many castles and chateaux, churches, cathedrals and museums have been carefully preserved and restored to help make it a history and culture lovers ideal holiday destination. The varied, colourful and beautiful landscape means that France offers something to keep everyone entertained - from the Belle Epoque seaside towns of Brittany and the Atlantic coast to the chic beach resorts in the Cote d'Azur for beach lovers, from the rolling vineyards of the Dordogne and famous lavander fields of Provencal countryside for anyone hoping to escape the rat race and to the peaks of the Alps and Pyrenees for skiers and winter sports enthusiasts.