Pretty villages are authentic Olliergues with its castle and old trades and Ambert with its lively market on Thursday with lots of crafts and local products.

House of the Fourme d’Ambert and Mairie Round. Thiers, the city of cutlery. Billom, the village of pink garlic. Arlanc with the Lace Museum. La Chaise-Dieu with its famous abbey and a classical music festival in August. Vichy, a charming town, good shopping with lots of history and known for its thermal baths. Clermont-Ferrand, with its basilica Notre-Dame-du-Port, with picturesque streets, antique shops and art galleries. You can visit many castles in Auvergne on Historic Route des Châteaux d'Auvergne

Some villages are labelled'' City of Art and History'' qualifying territories, which are aware of the issues that the appropriation of their architecture and heritage, engage in a process of active knowledge, conservation, mediation and support sauvgarde architectural quality and the environment.