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Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval exterior

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, the postman’s dream palace

Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman who built from 1879 to 1912 his dream palace, the Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, a masterpiece of Naïve Architecture

Tournemire castle and church in Cantal

Tournemire, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Tournemire, one of the most beautiful villages in France, nestled in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park in the Cantal department

Collegiate Church of St Laurent d'Auzon

Collegiate Church of St Laurent d’Auzon in Auvergne

Collegiate Church of St Laurent d’Auzon, a gem of Auvergne Romanesque architecture and a major landmark of the Petite Cité de Caractère of Auzon

Picturesque village of Auzon, Petite Cité de Caractère in Auvergne

Auzon, Petite Cité de Caractère in Auvergne

Auzon, a picturesque medieval town of Auvergne boasts an exceptional heritage that earned it the ranking of Petite Cité de Caractère

The Pont du Diable's largest arch - Saint-André-de-Chalencon i

Pont du Diable medieval bridge in Chalencon

The Lord of Chalencon built the Pont du Diable – Devil’s Bridge in the 10th century to ease the transport of goods between his castle and the Rhône Valley

Chateau de Herisson

Herisson, a medieval walled village ranked ‘small town of character’

Herisson, a picturesque medieval village nestled at the foot of the vestiges of the castle of the Dukes of Bourbon and ranked ‘small city of character’

Puy de Sancy - Les Monts Dore

Les Monts Dore, ancient volcanoes of the Massif Central

Les Monts Dore, a group of ancient volcanoes in the heart of the Massif Central, whose highest peak, Puy de Sancy, is France’s highest volcano

Les Grottes de Perrier - Well, dwellings and Tour de Maurifet

Les Grottes de Perrier – Auvergne’s largest troglodyte site

Les Grottes de Perrier – Village des Roches, the largest troglodyte site in Auvergne, lies in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes region.

Fortress of Bourbon-l'Archambault - The three north towers

Bourbon-l’Archambault, spa town and cradle of the Bourbons Kings

Bourbon-l’Archambault, a famed spa town nestled in a valley of the historic Bourbonnais, and the cradle of the dynasty of Dukes of Bourbon, Kings of France

Red Piste Plomb du Cantal in Le Lioran ski resort

Le Lioran – Family ski resort in the Cantal Mountains

Le Lioran, a ski resort on the slopes of Plomb du Cantal, the highest extinct volcano of Cantal and 2nd highest peak of Massif Central

Mères Lyonnaises - Tablier de sapeur

Mères Lyonnaises – Lyon gastronomy’s pioneers

Mères Lyonnaises is the generic name given to the women cooks who started Lyon’s culinary tradition and earned it the rank of French capital of gastronomy

One of the Silk shops where the Canuts Lyonnais sold their silk

Canuts Lyonnais – La Croix-Rousse silk-weavers

Canuts were the silk-weavers who worked and lived in the Quartier de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, the French capital of silk-industry from 1536 to 1914

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval exterior

November 15 2020

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, the postman’s dream palace

Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman who built from 1879 to 1912 his dream palace, the Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, a masterpiece of Naïve Architecture
Tournemire castle and church in Cantal

June 25 2020

Tournemire, one of the most beautiful villages in France

Tournemire, one of the most beautiful villages in France, nestled in the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park in the Cantal department
Collegiate Church of St Laurent d'Auzon

June 14 2020

Collegiate Church of St Laurent d’Auzon in Auvergne

Collegiate Church of St Laurent d'Auzon, a gem of Auvergne Romanesque architecture and a major landmark of the Petite Cité de Caractère of Auzon
Picturesque village of Auzon, Petite Cité de Caractère in Auvergne

November 15 2019

Auzon, Petite Cité de Caractère in Auvergne

Auzon, a picturesque medieval town of Auvergne boasts an exceptional heritage that earned it the ranking of Petite Cité de Caractère
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