Paris, the national capital, is located 260 miles (418 kilometers) north of Malvalette, while Lyon is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northeast.
Experienced travelers will enjoy venturing even further off the tourist trail and visiting the other villages, towns and cities in the vicinity of Malvalette. Some interesting places within a relatively short distance of Malvalette are Bellevue-la-Montagne, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Saint-Chamond, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest.
About 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northeast of Malvalette is Saint-Etienne, a regional city where you can visit Jean Monnet University, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and Cite du Design. Be sure not to head back to Malvalette until you've investigated Saint-Etienne's Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole, Saint-Etienne Golf Club and Musee des Beaux-Arts.
Every place holds a specific history and Auvergne is no exception. The traditional villages here provide a fascinating window on the past.
Put on your winter woolies and have a go at skiing or cross-country skiing. Both of these are great options for locals and tourists alike.
Learn about the different foods in France by exploring local food and beverages. Ingredients typically found in a number of Auvergne dishes are mushrooms and truffles. Tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) and truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese) are two meals for you to try. Don't think a meal is complete without trying the regional wine? Taste Chardonnay or Gamay, two regional favourites.
At the end of your vacation, bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the spots you've enjoyed.