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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome – Volcano in Chaine des Puys

The Puy de Dome in Auvergne, listed as Grand Site de France and the highest volcano in the Chaine des Puys, a 40km long range of eighty dormant volcanoes

Auvergne extinct volcanoes

Volcanoes – Auvergne Region – Central France

Auvergne is in the Massif Central, a land of 450 dormant volcanoes spread in the Chaîne des Puys, Monts Dore, Artense, Cézallier and Monts du Cantal

Bleu d'Auvergne

Bleu d’Auvergne – Blue Cheese – Auvergne

Bleu d’Auvergne one of the AOC and AOP cheeses of Auvergne, a blue cheese invented in 1845 by Antoine Roussel a local cheese producer from the Cantal region

Fourme d'Ambert

Fourme d’Ambert – Blue Cheese in Auvergne

The AOC and AOP Fourme d’Ambert, a mild blue cheese produced form pasteurized cow’s milk and one of the oldest cheeses from the region Auvergne

Saint Nectaire Cheese - A creamy texture and orange-grey rind

Saint Nectaire Cheese – Fromage Auvergne

Saint Nectaire, an uncooked pressed cheese from Auvergne exclusively produced from Salers cow’s milk and protected by an AOC and AOP

Salers Cheese is made from salers cow' milk

Salers Cheese and Cows in Massif Central

Salers, one of the oldest cheeses of Auvergne, an uncooked pressed cheese exclusively produced from Salers cow’s raw milk collected between 15Apr and 15Nov

Cow advertising Cantal Cheese

Cantal Cheese – Auvergne – Massif central

Cantal cheese, a hard or semi-hard cheese produced from Salers cow’s milk collected from 15Nov to 15Apr and one of the oldest cheeses produced in Auvergne

Cheeses shop - Fromagerie

Cheeses – Auvergne – Massif Central – France

Auvergne produces some of the French cheeses which are grouped in 4 categories and 8 families among which 56 are protected and regulated by an AOC or AOP

Saint Yorre

Saint Yorre – Natural Spring in Auvergne

Saint Yorre is the marketing brand name of a group of carbonated natural mineral water sources known as sources Royale near Vichy in Auvergne

Le Puy en Velay - Fete du Roi l'Oiseau

Le Puy en Velay – Auvergne – Massif Central

Notre-Dame-du-Puy Cathedral in Le Puy en Velay in Auvergne was listed as a World Heritage Site part of the French Chemins of Santiago de Compostela

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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