Saint-Didier-en-Velay is situated 40 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of Lyon and about 260 miles (418 kilometers) south of Paris, France's capital.
Don't forget that staying in just one place will only ever furnish you with a narrow glimpse into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So schedule in some time to visit Auvergne's range of sights and attractions. Interesting places within a relatively short distance of Saint-Didier-en-Velay are Saint-Romain-le-Puy, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Vorey, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast.
When it's time to spread your wings, visit the nearest regional center. Saint-Etienne sits 11 miles (18 kilometers) away and features visitor attractions including Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole, Jean Monnet University and Cite du Design. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Saint-Etienne Golf Club and Musee d'Art et d'Industrie are also worth checking out while you are here.
A useful technique to really get to know a destination is by getting an understanding of its history. While here, be sure to see the area's traditional villages.
There are heaps of adventures to be savoured in the region around Auvergne. Try mountain climbing or mountain biking to get your heart rate up.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your euros on that last souvenir and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've seen.