Lovely on the Inside Posted 08-Jun-2014
Right off the autoroute, this unprepossessing hotel is a gem inside. Modern rooms (some with views of the Puy de Dome), a very generous breakfast and a limited but elegant dinner menu are just some of the plusses. Our family has stayed three times over the years and the Gergovie has become one of my favourite mid-price French hotels. It's a good sign when all the other cars in the car park are French - we've always been the only English speakers. The hotel is close to a Roman/Gaulish battlefield - well worth visiting - and just down the autoroute from one of the best (chain) family restaurants in France - La Boucherie. A 35 minute drive takes you to either the Puy de Dome or Vulcania. The Auvergne is, to my mind, the most beautiful region of France, and the Gergovie is a good base from which to explore it.