In Massif Central, a mountainous region in France, lies Auvergne, home to the tough and frugal Auvergnats. For tourists staying in Auvergne hotels, this is a region of parks and purple-colored cones and old volcanic craters. Visitors from hotels in Auvergne find what is people frequently call a â€œlunar landscapeâ€ fascinating. There are three separate groups of volcanic mountain ranges: the Monts DÃ´me and Monts Dore are two of the better known. They have not erupted for greater than 4,000 years. Check with EasyToBook.com for accommodations at Auvergne cheap hotels or find discount hotels. Auvergne opens the door to exploring this unique aspect of France.Besides volcanoes, while spending a weekend, Auvergne provides a glimpse of various medieval towns and villages roosting on the hilltops and peaks. Some feature traditional outdoor markets along narrow streets. There are also old churches, informative museums and architectural structures that are not at war with the environment. Drive or walk around the old towns or bike or hike up the old Roman trail. Remember, however, these trails are considered tough by cyclists in the Tour de France.