Lavoute-Chilhac is located 80 miles (129 kilometers) southwest of Lyon and about 260 miles (418 kilometers) south of Paris, France's capital.
When it's time to broaden your horizons beyond Lavoute-Chilhac, you'll soon find that the surrounding region has some cities, attractions and landscapes just waiting to be enjoyed. While here, consider a trip to the Musee de la Haute Auvergne and Saint-Flour Cathedral in Saint-Flour, some 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the northeast of Lavoute-Chilhac.
If you're staying in Lavoute-Chilhac, why not head to Clermont-Ferrand. Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the north, this regional city is where you'll find Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin, Place de Jaude and Musee Bargoin. Should you have the time, why not stop by Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, Musee d'Art Roger-Quillot and Gabriel Montpied Stadium before you return to Lavoute-Chilhac.
Stop at Auvergne's historically significant traditional villages, it's an excellent way to learn about the region's colorful past.
A fun way to discover the wild open spaces in the area around Lavoute-Chilhac is to sign up for a mountain climbing or mountain biking adventure.
Try out typical dishes or beverages to get to the heart of the local cuisine. Some of the variety of ingredients frequently used in this part of the world are mushrooms and truffles. Check out a couple of the local specialties, such as tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) and truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese). After your meal, consider going out for a nice glass of wine in a bar. Try Chardonnay or Gamay.
You won't want to bid "Au revoir / À bientôt" (farewell) to this memorable place.