Fun family activities

Zip lines ©J. Damase, OT Pays d'Issoire

Zip lines ©J. Damase, OT Pays d'Issoire

Family activities

Auvergne is the perfect destination for a family holiday in France. In Pays d’Issoire, there is plenty to do for the whole family!

With a wide range of walks for all the family, you can explore the charming villages, volcanic sites and panoramas in the Chaîne des Puys, Sancy or Cantal. The region is also ideal for horse riding: many horse-riding centres organise rides lasting between one and three hours, evening rides or beginners’ lessons for adults and children. You can even take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
If you are looking for a thrill-packed experience with your family, you can be sure of a great time with zip lines, jet skiing, tow tubes, flyboards or canoeing on the River Allier.
And if your children love animals, then the Auvergne Animal Park, ranked in the top 10 favourite zoos in France in 2015, provides a magnificent setting to discover over 400 animals in 25 hectares. In Saint-Nectaire, the educational park is a chance to see kangaroos, llamas, coypus, prairie dogs and many others.
And for an encounter with farm animals, the educational farms in Pays d’Issoire will bring you an instructive and participative family adventure!

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