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Where we are

We are located in Saint Alyre d'Arlanc

The LCO building can be found by the junction of the D38 and D999 roads at the centre of the village of St-Alyre-d´Arlanc in the Puy-de-Dome ´department 63´, Auvergne, Central France. We are 500km south of Paris, 75km south east of the regional capital Clermont-Ferrand and 160 km west of Lyon.

Here is a map showing our location relative to Paris: ViaMichelin Map

The nearest major airport is Lyon. The nearest minor airport is Clermont-Ferrand. The nearest major railway station is Clermont-Ferrand and the nearest minor railway station is at Issoire which is about 40 km south of Clermont-Ferrand.

The most direct route from London is via Eurostar to Paris, then 2 stops on the Metro to Gare de Lyon and Corail train via Clermont-Ferrand to Issoire.

Flights are available with Ryanair to Rodez or Lyon/Grenoble airports or with EasyJet to Lyon. Car hire is available at modest cost and can be booked together with the flight.

St-Alyre-d´Arlanc is at altitude 860 metres in picturesque rolling countryside. It is in the centre of the ´Livradois-Forez´ nature park, which is famous for its wild mushrooms that grow in the pine forested hillsides that surround the village.

The climate is Southern France modified by the altitude. In the peak tourist season July and August, the temperature high is usually above 25°C. In spring and autumn it normally reaches 17°C. In the winter the average low is around -5°C and there is often a foot or two of snow.

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