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 Covid-19 info  France is back open for business again but the virus has not gone away. It could still come back. Hotels, large and small, are bound by strict sanitation rules to prevent a resurgence, but there is no such thing as zero-risk. The risks are, nonetheless, mathematically smaller in smaller hotels, with less rooms and less guests, than they are in big hotels. Besides, independent establishments, particularly those that are family-run, have a huge interest in making sure they remain virus-free, as their very survival could depend on it. Many of the small hotels listed on iHi are in small towns and villages, or even out in the back of beyond, where the virus never showed up even at the height of the pandemic.

and other areas of the Massif Central mountains
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€€€  Cheapest rooms generally at least 150 € per night. . Not for travellers looking for budget accommodation.
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A  selective directory of nice quiet hotels.
The  iHi independent hotel guide for France lists only independent hotels offering a calm, friendly and relaxing environment to travellers,
   In Auvergne-Limousin, mostly comprising lightly populated upland areas, iHi has sought out a choice of small hotels located in villages and small towns or popular areas for rural tourism.
    Limousin covers most of the western half of the map (either side of the E9), Auvergne covers most of the eastern half (either side of the A75 route) Lozère, also included on this page, also straddles the A75. For those looking for hotels in the main towns and cities of Auvergne and Limousin, we suggest going directly to a booking site with a large selection of hotels for these cities.

Auvergne & Limousin  city hotels :Click for hotels in  Clermont Ferrand, in Vichy or in Limoges: large choice of all types of hotel.

Auvergne & Lozère Limousin

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Independent hotels in the Auvergne & Lozère

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Independent hotels in  Limousin

The Massif Central ...

The Massif Central is the high upland area of central southern France. While it stretches into six of France's historic regions, the large part of the Massif Central lies in the areas of Auvergne and Limousin. Most of this part of France is relatively sparsely populated upland country, culminating with the volcanic peaks of the Monts d'Auvergne. However the northern parts of the Limousin and the Auvergne, in particular the department of the Allier,  include the pastoral upper areas of the Loire valley basin.  
  Limousin is crossed by the A20 Paris-Toulouse motorway ;  Auvergne is crossed by the A75 Paris - Montpellier / Perpignan motorway.  For access to these areas see Routes through France on About-France.com.

Central southern France

The Massif Central covers all or part of the  following departments (listed west to east): Departments and main towns.
Limousin region:
87 Haute Vienne : Limoges
19 Corrèze : Brive
23 Creuse :  Guéret
Auvergne region
15 Cantal : Aurillac
03 Allier : Moulins, Montlucon
63 Puy de Dome : Clermont Ferrand
43 Haute Loire : Le Puy en Velay
Languedoc / Midi-Pyrenees region
48 Lozère  12 Aveyron

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