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Pastilles de Vichy

Pastilles de Vichy – Lozenges with digestive properties

Pastilles de Vichy, white octagonal lozenges produced from the mineral waters of the spa town of Vichy in Auvergne and known for their digestive properties

Vichy-Celestins entrance

Vichy-Celestins – mineral water source – Auvergne

Vichy-Celestins is a naturally carbonated mineral water that springs in the park of the former Couvent des Celestins in the spa town of Vichy in Auvergne

Traveling to Auvergne from the UK

Traveling to Auvergne from the UK

Traveling to Auvergne from the UK by means of air, land and sea is easy as the region is served by one airport, excellent rail and road networks

Solitary fairy chimney of Cotteuges

Fairy Chimney – Cheminee des Fees de Cotteuges

The fairy chimney of Cotteuges in Auvergne, a column of clay protected from millennia of erosion by a block of lava projected during a volcanic eruption

Grottes de Jonas

Grottes de Jonas – Ancient troglodyte village

The Grottes de Jonas, a troglodyte village with its chapel and manor-house built into the cliff, and occupied from ancient times until the French Revolution

Tarte a la bouillie

Tarte a la Bouillie – Dessert Recipe – Auvergne

Recipe for Tarte a la Bouillie, a traditional Auvergne dessert, a sweet milk-based custard cream baked in the oven on a short crust or puff pastry base

Traditional bugnes

Bugnes – French Fritters Recipe – Mardi Gras

Recipe for French Bugnes, the fritters that used to be prepared on Mardi Gras with all the leftovers of fat that couldn’t be consumed during Lent

Maison des Bouchers in Billom

Billom – Medieval town – Toscane Auvergnate

Billom, a medieval town located by the Limagne Plain and at the foothills of the Livradois Mounts, an area of green valleys known as ‘Tuscan Auvergne’


Clafoutis – Recipe – Dessert from Auvergne and Limousin

Clafoutis, a traditional dessert from Limousin and Auvergne regions in Central France, and made with black cherries baked in a custard style batter

Pompe aux pommes

Pompe aux Pommes – Auvergne Apple Turnover

The Pompe aux Pommes is a large apple turnover that is traditionally baked in Auvergne, a mountainous region in Central France


Vulcania – educational recreational park – Auvergne

Vulcania, an educational and recreational park on volcanism, inaugurated in 2002 in the heart of the extinct volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys in Auvergne

Picturesque village of Auzon

Auzon – Picturesque Villages in Auvergne

Auzon, a picturesque medieval town that once was the property of the Counts of Auvergne has just been awarded the coveted label ‘Petites Cités de Caractère’

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
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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