Auvergne Region

Household removals – bike transport

The region of Auverge consists of 4 departments:

  • 63  Puy do Dome – main city Cleremont-Ferrand
  • 43  Haute Loire – main city Le Puy
  • 15  Cantal – main city Aurillac
  • 03 Allier – mani city Vichy

Regional capital: Clermont-Ferrand

Auvergne, encompasses much of the Massif Central, and is the least known and most remote region of France. It has two large national parks – the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne and its neighbour the Parc Naturel Régional des Livradois-Forez – it is almost entirely unspoiled and is the largest environmentally protected area of France. Volcanic activity started here around 20 million years ago so the mountains of the region are older than the Alps or the Pyrenees. The youngest volcanoes around the Puy de Dôme are just 5000 years old. There are many extinct volcanoes that dimple the landscape and make the region a strange, but enigmatically beautiful place. There are also spectacular gorges, and geysers, lakes, streams, rivers and vast forests. Hot springs and mineral cold springs attract many curistes who come seeking relief from rheumatism, arthritis and digestive ailments.

There is little arable land and much of the agriculture is upland pasture. The region is famous around the world for its green (Puy) lentils and the area produces 60% of France’s lentils. Other crops are corn seed and rye. Agriculture employs 15% of the working population. Tyre production is the largest industrial sector in Auvergne and led by Michelin which has its headquarters in Clermont-Ferrand. It accounts for one-third of the region’s exports, employing 130,000 people worldwide and 20,000 in the region. Michelin also encouraged the development of related industries including metals and metal products, plastics, automobile equipment and mechanical construction and is responsible for advancements in Auvergne‘s research programs, particularly in the chemicals industry.

Auvergne transport and removal to UK,Belgium,Italy,Spain,Netherlands

The region produces vins de pays which include Vin de pays du Bourbonnais and  Vin de pays du Puy-de-Dôme.  The traditional cuisine with specialities including Aligot, truffade, green lentils from Puy, Auvergne hotpot, stuffed cabbage, Auvergne-style oxtail, blackberry caramels, and galets de la Cère (chocolate-covered almonds). The regional cheeses to enjoy here are Bleu d’Auvergne, bleu des Causses, Cantal, Fourme d’Ambert, Gaperon, Murol, Saint-Nectaire, Salers, and tomme d’Auvergne and Roquefort.

By Train

About 3.5 – 4 hours on the high-speed TGV train from Paris to the regional capital of Clermont-Ferrand.

By Plane

Flights from Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports in Paris to Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne International Airport  (French only) are about one hour. Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne International Airport has direct flights to and from more than a dozen French cities, as well as connecting flights to and from many large European cities.

By Car
422 km from Paris                                              
640 km from Lille                                              
580 km from Strasbourg                                         
800 km from Brest                                              
173 km from Lyon                                              
550 km from Bayonne                                            
365 km from Bordeaux                                           
420 km from Marseille

RGTS Europe Ltd operates a weekly small removal service, light haulage, motorcycle transport to and from Auvergne region.
from a few boxes to full house move contents, furniture removals(, diy goods, scooter.