Saint-Julien-Chapteuil is located some 280 miles (451 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France, and about 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Lyon.
Staying in only one place will only ever provide you with a small window into the broader qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to discover Auvergne's sights and attractions. Should you be searching for more ways to enjoy the region, head to the Le Puy Cathedral and Rocher Corneille in and around Le Puy-en-Velay, which you'll find roughly 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the east of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil.
Organise your transportation and spend some time in Saint-Etienne, a major city for the region, located approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Saint-Julien-Chapteuil. The place offers a number of tourist attractions, such as Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole, Jean Monnet University and Musee d'Art et d'Industrie. If you're looking for more, it's worth investigating Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne Golf Club and Musee des Beaux-Arts before you return to Saint-Julien-Chapteuil.
Places of worship are great windows into a community's heart and soul. The churches of Auvergne are certainly no exception.
Admire this region in a completely new way. Summon the courage and try parasailing.
As your journey comes to close, you'll be sure to bid the region a teary "Au revoir / À bientôt"