Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes



Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, built with the local black stone

Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette’s birthplace

September 7, 2018

Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, birthplace of Gilbert Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, liberal stateman, humanist and hero of the American War of Independence



French Alps Flora - Cirse laineux - Wooly thistle

French Alps flora

June 28, 2018

The French Alps flora gathers some 4500 plant, flower and tree species that grow on 5 distinct vegetation zones or ecosystems found at different altitudes



Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica

Colline de Fourvière – Lyon – Lugdunum

April 8, 2018

La Colline de Fourvière in Lyon, a hill that overlooks the Saône and Rhône rivers and the site where the Romans founded the antic city of Lugdunum in 43BC



Nougat de Montelimar with almonds and pistachios

Nougat de Montelimar, a French confectionery

March 12, 2018

The nougat de Montelimar is a honey and almond-based confectionery and renowned Provençal specialty that was invented in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) during the 10th century



Bouchons Lyonnais

Bouchons Lyonnais – bistros-restaurants

February 11, 2018

Bouchons Lyonnais are Lyon’s unique bistros-restaurants that serve local specialties traditionally accompanied by a glass of Beaujolais or Côtes-du-Rhône



Ascension of Le Puy Mary

Le Puy Mary, a remnant of Europe’s largest stratovolcano

February 8, 2018

Le Puy Mary, the remnant of the largest stratovolcano of Europe, is one of the Monts du Cantal, a series of extinct volcanoes part of the Parc Regional des Volcans d’Auvergne



The lumberjack house in Châtel

Châtel resort – Portes du Soleil ski area

December 21, 2017

Châtel is nestled in the deep of Val d’Abondance, at the border with Switzerland, and is one of the 12 ski resorts of Portes du Soleil



Source Marie Christine in Le Breuil sur Crouze

Le Breuil sur Crouze and La Madone des Treize Vents

September 5, 2017

Le Breuil sur Crouze, a market town located near Brassac coal mines, developed in the Roman era at the confluence of two rivers and junction of antic roads



Vallée des Saints - hoodoos

Vallée des Saints in Boudes, a natural site known as Colorado Auvergnat

May 27, 2017

Vallée des Saints in Boudes, a natural geological site of red earth and unusual rock formations, known as Colorado Auvergnat



Cycling along the Loire River

Cycling along the Loire River

October 28, 2016

The best cycling routes along the Loire River, a series of trails that follow the river from its spring in Auvergne downwards to its mouth in the Atlantic



Rhône-Alpes

Rhône-Alpes former administrative region

August 16, 2016

Rhône-Alpes is bounded by the Alps and the Côte d’Azur, and is part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 1 of the 13 new regions created by the 2016 territorial reform



Volcanoes of Auvergne

Auvergne former administrative region

August 16, 2016

Auvergne is located in central France and is part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, one of the 13 new regions created with the territorial reform of January 1, 2016


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Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, built with the local black stone


Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, Marquis de Lafayette’s birthplace

Chateau de Chavaniac Lafayette, birthplace of Gilbert Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, liberal stateman, humanist and hero of the American War of Independence

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French Alps Flora - Cirse laineux - Wooly thistle


French Alps flora

The French Alps flora gathers some 4500 plant, flower and tree species that grow on 5 distinct vegetation zones or ecosystems found at different altitudes

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Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica


Colline de Fourvière – Lyon – Lugdunum

La Colline de Fourvière in Lyon, a hill that overlooks the Saône and Rhône rivers and the site where the Romans founded the antic city of Lugdunum in 43BC

Continue Reading


Nougat de Montelimar with almonds and pistachios


Nougat de Montelimar, a French confectionery

The nougat de Montelimar is a honey and almond-based confectionery and renowned Provençal specialty that was invented in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) during the 10th century

Continue Reading

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