Huttopia Royat Huttopia

Europe France Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
One for purist campers and less dedicated 'glampers' alike, perfectly placed to discover France's unique Auvergne region

Just south of the spa town of Royat – which is itself more or less an extension of the regional capital of Clermont Ferrand – the Royat Huttopia Campsite is a beautiful woodland campsite of almost 150 flat and mostly shaded terraced pitches, and makes a wonderful spot from which to discover this amazing part of France.

The Auvergne is one of the country's most untouched and stunning regions, and the area around Puy de Dôme, where the site is situated, is truly unique. An originally volcanic region where the country's green heart has been moulded into a series of pristine peaks – what's left of now-dormant volcanoes – it's a place that makes a perfect playground for all kinds of outdoors activities: hiking, mountain-biking, horse-riding, paragliding, canoeing, swimming and more.

The campsite itself is well kitted out with pleasant and very comfortable shower blocks, and features accommodation options that have something for everyone. There are ordinary tent pitches for camping purists, spaces for campervans and caravans, along with ready-pitched wood and canvas tents and chalets for those who like a touch more comfort. It may not be the most intimate of camping spaces and is certainly on the more commercial end of the camping spectrum, but what it lacks in personality it makes up for with the location.

It couldn't be better situated if you're looking to climb Puy de Dome or explore any of the other volcanic 'puys' that make this area of France so distinctive. It's great for families, and you might want to give the nearby theme park of Vulcania a try. For grown-ups there are the spa delights of Royat at close hand, not to mention the old centre and cathedral of neighbouring Clermont Ferrand.



Fully accessible shower blocks with baby-changing areas. Laundry area with washing machine and dryer (tokens on sale at reception) and a campers' corner at reception selling basic camping items. A small grocery store also sells food basics and regional specialities. The site has a fully renovated central lodge, a sociable place open throughout the season that has a café and library, a wood-burning stove and TV room.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, families, groups, couples, pets… everyone!


Wallow in naturally warm springs (28°) at Royatonic (04 73 29 58 90), a thermal centre for fitness, relaxation and well-being (tickets cost €18 and are available at the campsite reception). You can also visit the Parc Thermale and the Gallo-Roman remains of the baths there, and the Grottes des Laveuses on the banks of the river, where there are more springs. The large city of Clermont Ferrand just beyond has an ancient centre focused on the city's Romaneque cathedral, while you could also visit the basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port and the Old Montferrand district and its Renaissance façades.

Food & Drink

Order bread and croissants from the campsite reception each evening for the following morning. There's also a café-restaurant with terrace serving drinks, salads and homemade pizzas. In Royat, Le Picrocole (04 73 16 99 12) is a decent bistro right in the heart of town; in Clermont Ferrand, try the brilliant burgers at Bougnat Burger (07 60 12 00 63), on the southern edge of the old centre, or the very centrally placed Lard et La Maniere (04 73 35 78 65), which does good, well-priced French food, including 3-course menus for €27.



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The Owner Says

A well situated campsite in Auvergne, within sight of the extinct volcanoes of the Parc des Volcans – perfect for enjoying the great outdoors.

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144 pitches in all, varying from regular pitches for tents and motorhomes to wood-and-canvas ready-pitched tents along with a number of chalets and gypsy caravans.

Camping pitch

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 5 Available
Camp near the Puy de Dôme, in the heart of the Auvergne. Please state the make and size of your tent or equipment in the notes section of the booking form so that we can be sure you have booked the most suitable pitch.

Roulotte i


Gypsy caravan Sleeps 4 2 Available
This gypsy-style timber trailer offers both comfort and bohemian charm in the heart of France's unique Auvergne region.

The Classic IV Wood and Canvas tent i

The Classic IV Wood and Canvas tent

Pre-pitched tent Sleeps 4 2 Available
A very practical tent for “camping style” trips, offering comfort for a family of four.

Sweet Wood and Canvas Tent i

Sweet Wood and Canvas Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5
Large and spacious luxury Canvas Tents.

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Contact Huttopia Royat, Route de Gravenoire, Quartier l'Oclède, 63130 Royat, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France

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Getting There

By car: From Paris: Take the A71 towards Clermont Ferrand, then take exit 15 for Clermont Ferrand and take the D69. Turn left onto Boulevard Berthelot and then right onto Rue de Bellevue, then follow the signs for Huttopia
From Lyon, take the A89 towards Clermont, then take the D69. Turn left onto Boulevard Berthelot and then right onto Rue de Bellevue, then follow the signs for Huttopia Clermont Ferrand TGV train station, then bus line B towards Royat Place Allard
Nearest airport: Clermont Ferrand Auvergne (10km)


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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews


Immaculate site in great location for Puy de Dome – and dog-friendly too

We stopped here for a night en route south and were pleased we did! For three adults (and a little dog) the wood and canvas tent was such good value we decided not to pitch our own tents. Everything we needed for our stay was there which meant an easier pack-down in the morning - ahead of a quick jaunt up the Puy de Dome, which is a short drive away. Although it is a fairly large site, tents and pitches are thoughtfully set-out so you don't feel crowded. Ours was in a wooded area at the back of the site and we enjoyed the wildlife that doesn't seem to have been deterred by the campsite's presence: heard owls very close by and even saw a pine marten. The swimming pool is shallow so great for kids with nice views of the surroundings. Facilities were excellent and spotlessly clean!
Sep 28, 2018 by Woodland camper

Great campsite from which to explore this amazing region

We booked two nights here in high season to break up our trip south. The facilities were excellent; always clean and Family friendly. The site is mainly beautiful woodland. Pitches are secluded with many small paths to explore. Our kids loved the pool too. The Puy De Dome was only 10 minutes drive from here and it is the most incredible site to visit. It is well worth the ascent on foot but take water with you if it’s a hot day, or take the train up if you prefer. We would recommend this place to friends for sure and when we plan a trip to explore this beautiful region for longer we will book again at this site.
Aug 11, 2018 by Adam

Great Campsite

Great secluded pitches, excellent facilities, very helpful and friendly staff, and great location for Royat and Puy Du Dome. One point to note if you have a large vehicle, make sure you avoid the route with the smallish tunnels!
Jun 10, 2018 by Paul B

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