Saint-Flour is located some 270 miles (435 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France, and about 100 miles (161 kilometers) from Lyon.
The Musee de la Haute Auvergne is a good spot to visit while you are here. Another one is Saint-Flour Cathedral.
Saint-Flour is ringed by charming towns and cities which are waiting to be experienced. Saint-Jacques-des-Blats, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Langeac, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the west of Saint-Flour are also waiting to be discovered.
Approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the north of Saint-Flour is Clermont-Ferrand, an important regional city where you'll find Puy de Pariou, Notre Dame du Port and Charade Circuit. Puy de Dome, Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin and Musee Lecoq are also well-worth a visit before heading back to Saint-Flour.
This area is known for its fine traditional villages; these are often evocative windows into the region's rich past.
If the ideal break for you and your family is focussed on being outdoors and appreciating the cold weather, this region will be a great fit. Skiing is a popular activity. Cross-country skiing is also available in the area.
Before you head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding Saint-Flour a fond and teary Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell).