Comfortable, natural and financially accessible vacations without constraints! That is what Airotel offers with its chain of comfortable campsites. And today, the spotlight is on Allier, this beautiful department of Auvergne. This beautiful place is composed of different green spaces: the bocage Bourbonnais, Sologne, the Mountain and Limagne. Kesako? The grove is a natural area composed of many forests (Tronçais, Moladier, Lespinasse ...) with soft terrain, its altitude is up to 778 meters. The Sologne is an area linking the Val d'Allier to the Nièvre and Saone et Loire, and presenting meadows, crops, woods and ponds. As a natural region, Limagne extends between Vichy and Saint Pourçain. It's clear as day, the Allier is a rich green land and a land of water. Vichy and Charroux are among its flagship locations.
Sweets, water… in short Vichy is famous for its specialties and especially its balneology. The latter has also influenced the local architecture. Appreciated by Napoleon III, the modern city of Vichy will seduce you too: its beauty, its nature, its many activities, its culture, and its sports activities will catch your interest. Let's talk about its culture first! At the Vichy Opera, you will discover comedians, watch famous ballets, plays ... To enrich your knowledge, visit the Museum of the Opera, the Museum of Arts of Africa and Asia, or the François Boucheix Museum. Nearby you can also discover the Anne de Beaujeu Museum, the National Costume Center, the Youth Illustration Museum, the PAL (Amusement Park), the Gorges de la Sioule and the famous Vulcania, which will teach you more about the famous volcanoes of Auvergne. Many sporting activities, on land and water, are at your disposal: canoeing, golf, tennis, water skiing, sailing ... Last but not least, let's talk about the famous thermal baths of Vichy: according to your budget and your desires, you can choose between the thermal baths Callou and those of the Domes. And why not take advantage of some Spa hotels, for massages and pampering, the time for a getaway.
Ranked as the most beautiful village in France, and famous for its mustard, Charroux will transport you to the Middle Ages. With exceptionally preserved architecture, this Bourbon town will remind you of the “Beauty and the Beast” film. While traveling, you will discover authentic streets: chicken coops, rope production, tanners, lime kilns ... You will admire buildings dating from the 15th century, built in stone carved or adorned with timber and corbelling. You will get lost in the innumerable wells that punctuate the city and you will be impressed by the clock tower, the house of the prince of Conde, the Court of the Ladies. You can also admire the ancient fortifications of the city, including the famous Porte d'Orient. The Musée de Charroux and its township will teach you more about the local history, tracing its history from the Clovis era to the 20th century, as well as the many arts and crafts. Do not miss to see its panorama: you will have a full view on the Limagne in the north, and the mountains of Auvergne in the South.