Bellenaves is located approximately 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Paris, the national capital, and about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Lyon.
Don't forget there is more to Auvergne than Bellenaves, so try to set aside some time to savour this region's sights and attractions. Roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) away is Vichy. Head here to see the Hall des Sources and Grand Etablissement Thermal.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not check out the nearest regional area. Moulins sits 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions like Centre National Du Costume De Scene, Moulins Cathedral and La Mal Coiffee Prison. Moulins Park and Anne de Beaujeu College are more interesting sights in Moulins that should be included on everyone's schedule.
History enthusiasts will enjoy the area's fascinating traditional villages.
Feeling bold? Why not sign up for a completely different experience during your stay in the Auvergne area, Go parasailing; it's an experience you will never forget.
Long-time travelers understand that trying popular local dishes is a sure-fire way to taste a region's character. Cooks in this area often include mushrooms and truffles in the food they cook. Tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) and truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese) are just two interesting local specialties to sample. Try a Chardonnay or Gamay. These are some drinks that are commonly consumed here.
When the time is right to pack up your backpack and say "Au revoir / À bientôt" to Bellenaves, you'll take with you plenty of memories you'll cherish forever.