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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is one of 13 mainland regions in France, the third-largest one, located in the southeast-central part of the country. Its territory is divided into 12 departments, with Lyon as the region’s prefecture. Due to its size, the region varies in climate, topography, culture, landscapes, and even dialects. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpe is best known for majestic and mighty mountains led by the highest mountain in Western Europe – Mont Blanc, picturesque Alpine villages, crystal-clear lakes, green countrysides, and world-renowned ski resorts and spas. Wait no more and discover the wonders of this spectacular and breathtaking French region.

Best time to visit

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has a Continental climate with warm/hot summers with temperatures around 20-25°C. Winters are usually cold, with temperatures between 0-8°C, with occasional or strong snow (depending on the region). If you’re looking for winter wonderland and ski fun – visit during winter. If you want to visit towns or hit a trail in warmer and non-snowy conditions – choose spring, summer, or autumn.

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