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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

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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

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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

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