In Auvergne, in the center for France, the Massif du Sancy allows you to access after only few hours, summer or winter, a at medium mountain land, for families holidays or with friends. So, it is super easy for you to practice a large rage of activities.

Getting to the Massif du Sancy

By plane

International Airport of Clermont-Ferrand/ Aulnat

Regular flights from France with airlines such as Air/France, Hop, Fly Kiss: Ajaccio (summer), Bastia (summer), Figari (summer), Brest, Mulhouse, Lyon, Nice (summer), Paris.

Regular and direct flights or links from all over Europe: Amsterdam, London, Porto, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Norway…

Details: +33 (0)47 362 7100 – www.clermont-aeroport.com

Nearby airports with many destinations

  • Lyon St Exupéry Airport
    120 direct destinations across France including Clermont-Ferrand, Europe and the rest of the world.
    Tel: +33 (0)4 58 42 78 91 – www.lyonaeroports.com
  • Limoges International Airport
    12 direct destinations in France (Paris Orly and Lyon) and England
    Tel: +33 (0)5 55 43 30 30 –www.airportlimoges.com
  • Brive Vallée de La Dordogne Airport
    4 direct destinations in France and Europe
    Tel: +33 (0)5 55 22 40 00 – www.aeroport-brive-vallee-dordogne.com

By train

Clermont-Ferrand is connected to Paris and the other largest French cities with several trains per day.

  • Length of Paris-Clermont-Ferrand train journey: approximately 3.5 hours
    Departure and arrival station in Paris: Paris Bercy station, connection to the Gare de Lyon by Metro line 14 – Bercy station
  • Length of Lyon-Clermont-Ferrand train journey: approximately 2.5 hours
    Departure and arrival station in Lyon: Lyon Part-Dieu

From the Clermont-Ferrand train station, bus links are available to the stations of Le Mont-Dore and La Bourboule.

Info and details to SNCF (French train association) : 3635 (0.34€/ VAT/min) from France – uk.voyages-sncf.com

By car

At the crossroads of big motorway connections (A71-A72-A75-A89), you can easily go to the Massif du Sancy and rapidly: the Massif du Sancy is 45 minutes away from Clermont-Ferrand. The Massif du Sancy is just a 2h drive from Limoges, 2h30 from Bourges and Lyon, 3h from Orleans, 3h30 from Bordeaux and Poitiers and 4h from Paris and Montpellier.

Principal motorway connections

  • A89: Bordeaux, Brives, Ussel, Clermont-Ferrand. Take exit 25 (Saint-Julien/Massif du Sancy) and then follow La Bourboule/Le Mont-Dore.
  • A75: Montpelier, Saint-Flour, Issoire. Take exit 14 (Issoire) and then follow Besse/Saint-Nectaire/Massif du Sancy.
  • A72/89: Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Clermont-Ferrand. To go to La Bourboule or Le Mont-Dore, take exit 3 (Aubière) on the A75 and then take the D2089 direction Bordeaux. To join Besse, Murol, Saint-Nectaire and Chambon, follow the A75, exit 6 (Besse/champeix), then follow Besse/Saint-Nectaire.
  • A71: Paris, Orleans, Bourges, Clermont-Ferrand. To go to La Bourboule and Le mont-Dore, take the A89 direction Bordeaux exit 25 (Saint-Julien/Massif du Sancy). To come to Besse, Murol, Saint-Nectaire and Chambon, take the A75 exit 6 (Besse/Champeix) and then follow Besse/Saint-Nectaire
  • A10: Orleans, Châteauroux, Limoges. Take exit 45, join the RN120 and then take the A89 exit 25 (Saint-Julien/Massif du Sancy). Then follow La Bourboule/Le Mont-Dore.
Some advice for driving in winter
Make sure that you have snow tires or chains adapted for your vehicle in case of need. Put on your dipped headlights, reduce your speed, keep a safe distance and break gently. Give priority to snowploughs and drive behind them; do not overtake. We wish to remind you that overtaking snow removal vehicles on the road is strictly prohibited.
Traffic conditions: www.puy-de-dome.fr

Car rental

Car rental services in the Sancy

  • Garage du Sancy in Mont-Dore: +33 (0)4 73 65 28 90
  • Garage du Centre (ADA) in Mont-Dore: +33 (0)4 73 65 09 47
  • Garage Roulet in La Bourboule: +33 (0)4 73 65 56 61
  • Garage Mallet in Murat-Le-Quaire: +33 (0)4 73 81 17 64
  • Intermarché supermarket in Murat-Le-Quaire: +33 (0)4 73 81 04 66

Car rental agencies in Clermont-Ferrand (station and airport)

  • Europcar: +33 (0)4 73 91 18 07 – Website
  • Hertz: +33 (0)8 25 84 52 20 – Website
  • Sixt: +33 (0)4 73 62 70 48 – Website
  • Avis: +33 (0)4 73 91 18 08 – Website
  • Ada: +33 (0)4 73 14 05 58 – Website

By bus

Super Besse / Paris

The company FlixBus offers during the winter season round trips from Paris and Bourges to Super-Besse, every week-end from Mid-December to Mid-March.

Details: +33 (0)4 73 79 60 29 – www.flixbus.co.uk

Transport in the Sancy

Regular bus services (tickets must be purchased) run throughout the year or seasonally (summer or winter): Clermont-Ferrand/Besse – Super-Besse/Egliseneuve d’Entraigues – Clermont-Ferrand/Chambon/Murol/St Nectaire – La Bourboule/Murat-Le-Quaire/Le Mont-Dore/Le Sancy. Free bus service to Super-Besse and Le Mont-Dore in winter to gain access to the resort slopes.