The most central region of France, Auvergne offers a surprising diversity of landscapes: cow mountains devoid of trees with only walking path and cattle in them, dense pine forests, stone mountains, ancient volcanoes. In the 19th century, the hard working auvergnats had to leave their region by the thousands to work in cities of France as stone carvers, coal resellers, cooks or restaurant owners. As a result, apart from some cities, the region is not densely populated.
Saint Nectaire is in fact the junction of two towns: the upper one, built on mount Cornadore, and the lower one. It is a very old settlement as the romans had set up thermes there to take advantage...
Chaîne des Puys
The chaîne des Puys is well visible from aerial or satellite views of the areas. It is a series of extinct volcanos lined up West of Clermont Ferrand.
Massif du Sancy
The sancy is an ancient volcano located in the puy de Dôme département, 35 kilometers South West of Clermont Ferrand. It is the highest point of the Massif Central and the center of a mountain...
Cantal is the name of one of the French départements, of an eroded mountain chain and of a cheese variety.