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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Bouchons Lyonnais

Bouchons Lyonnais – bistros-restaurants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica

Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica – Clermont-Ferrand

Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica in Clermont-Ferrand, one of 10 ‘Major’ Romanesque churches of Basse-Auvergne, strikes by its rich ornamentation and architecture

Prieury and church of Lavoute-Chilhac

Lavoute-Chilhac – Notre-Dame Trouvée

Lavoute-Chilhac, a medieval village nestled in a meander of the Allier, is famous for a pebble relic, Notre-Dame -rouvée, kept in Ste-Croix-de-Volte Church

Collegiale Saint-Laurent d’Auzon

Collegiale Saint-Laurent d’Auzon Restoration Appeal

An Appeal has been launched to raise funds for the safeguard of the 12th century Collegiale Saint-Laurent d’Auzon, a gem of Auvergne Romanesque architecture

Pounti, a traditional dessert from Central France

Pounti – Traditional Recipe from Cantal

Pounti, a traditional sucre-sale dish from Cantal and Aveyron in Southern Auvergne, prepared with mincemeat, chard leaves, flour, eggs, milk and prunes

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.

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