Riom-es-Montagnes is located some 250 miles (402 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France, and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Lyon.
Those holidaymakers who have a little more time in Auvergne can rent a vehicle and visit other fascinating cities, towns and villages surrounding Riom-es-Montagnes. If you've got a hankering for more places to explore, head to the Eglise de Bort-les-Orgues and Museum of Tanning and Leather in and around Bort-les-Orgues, which lays roughly 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the southeast of Riom-es-Montagnes.
Clermont-Ferrand, is another interesting spot to head to. It is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Riom-es-Montagnes and offers a wide range of tourist attractions, like Musee Bargoin, Gabriel Montpied Stadium and Notre Dame du Port. Puy de Dome, Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin and Charade Circuit are just a handful of the other attractions on offer here.
Enjoy a moment of tranquility in Auvergne's churches.
Journeying to new destinations sometimes brings out the daredevil in travelers. If you are up for an adventure, try parasailing.
Why not take your tastebuds on a tour through the culinary traditions of Auvergne. You will notice that mushrooms and truffles are regularly used components in typical local meals. Check out some popular menu items for example tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) and truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese). Some travelers don't feel a meal is complete unless they've tasted the wine common in a region. Try Chardonnay or Gamay.
As your adventure ends, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt"