Paris, which is the national capital, is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) north of Ydes, while Lyon lies 120 miles (193 kilometers) to the east.
To really understand the Auvergne way of life, go a bit further afield and visit the other parts of the region. Take a trip to the Eglise de Bort-les-Orgues and Museum of Tanning and Leather in and around Bort-les-Orgues, about 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the southwest of Ydes.
Rent a vehicle and spend some time in Clermont-Ferrand, a retail and transport hub for the region, situated approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) away from Ydes. The place offers a number of tourist attractions, such as Blaise Pascal University, Charade Circuit and Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral. Musee d'Art Roger-Quillot, Musee Bargoin and Gabriel Montpied Stadium are some of the other interesting sights here that should be on everyone's itinerary.
Auvergne has an interesting religious history; so be sure to check out the area's many churches.
Don't leave this area without seeing it from a completely new perspective. There are some great options for parasailing.
One of the attractions of traveling is discovering new flavor sensations. Take the time to visit the region's restaurants. Mushrooms and truffles are often used in kitchens here. No trip to Auvergne would be finished without experiencing the delights of tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) or truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese). Why don't you splash out and order a local wine to accompany your food? Chardonnay and Gamay are a couple of great options.
As your time here comes to close, you'll be sure to bid Ydes a sad "Au revoir / À bientôt"