Tag Archives: France

The Jura Mountains of Northern Switzerland – le Chasseron

One of the most enduring memories of childhood holidays to the alpine regions  was that wild and relatively unpopulated area of forested, mist shrouded hills that we passed through on leaving the lowlands of France and before sighting the high … Continue reading

Posted in Switzerland, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Three Peaks of the Auvergne – part 3 – Mont Mezenc

It had seemed so far that all the Auvergne peaks we had scaled – if that’s the right word, perhaps ambled to might be better – had easy access for the downright bone idle but the last of our hills … Continue reading

Posted in France, Hiking, outdoors, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Three Peaks of the Auvergne – part 2 – Plomb du Cantal

The day we set out to climb the Plomb du Cantal – the high point of Cantal – we drove the short distance over the wooded col from Thiezac to Super Lioran and walked through the town towards the cable car … Continue reading

Posted in France, Hiking, outdoors, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Three Peaks of the Auvergne – part 1 – Puy de Sancy

The region of southern central France known as the Auvergne is the birthplace of two of the country’s best known rivers – the Loire and the Dordogne – yet the majority of the tourists who visit their illustrious wine regions … Continue reading

Posted in France, Hiking, outdoors, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments