This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ambert. To help you make friends with Ambert before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Ambert, Auvergne, France, is located in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in central France. It is a quiet town with a population of just under seven thousand nearby the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez. This park is an excellent opportunity for nature lovers to relax and to do outdoor activities such as hiking and paragliding. The nearest biggest city is Lyon, which is around two hours’ drive to Ambert. In Lyon, you can also find an international airport with numerous international flight connections including low-cost airlines.
In summer, you usually get around twenty-five degrees Celsius during the day. The climate is continental; therefore, the temperatures drop a lot at night. This means, the minimum daily temperature is around twelve degrees during summer nights. It is recommendable to take a sweater with you when you go out for dinner or for some drinks in a bar. In winter, you can expect temperatures around two to three degrees Celsius during the day.
If you want to stay in Ambert, you have some options -- there are some hotels in town, but the supply is rather limited, as the tourism industry is not as developed as in other towns. If you prefer cheaper places to save some money, check out the supply of hostels in Ambert, Auvergne, France. Consider, however, that your Ambert, Auvergne, France hostel is located nearby and it is not actually located in the town, but is instead seven kilometres west of the town.
Check out the architecture in the centre. Some houses are made of timber and look really charming. Those lovely buildings are on the Place des Minimes and on Rue de la Grave. You can find some more beautifully old buildings in other parts of the centre, too. The church of Saint-Jean was originally built in the fifteenth century and designed in a Gothic style. Amber is well known for its delicious cheese, so check this out if you like this sort of food. In addition to that, the paper mills (in French, Le moulin Richard de Bas), are worthwhile to visit.
Written by local enthusiast for Ambert hostelsFlo