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Our Lady of Monton in Auvergne

Our Lady of Monton – Puy-de-Dome – Auvergne

Our Lady of Monton, the monumental statue of the Virgin Mary built in order to redeem the atrocities of the French Revolution stands next to a WWI German gun

Monton troglodytes

Monton troglodyte dwellings in Puy-de-Dome

Monton troglodyte dwellings near Clermont-Ferrand in the department of Puy-de-Dôme in Auvergne were listed in the inventory of ‘picturesque sites’ in 1987

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

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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