La region d’Auvergne

Known for its hiking and it’s local delicious St. Nectaire fromage, Auvergne is the place to come for those who enjoy some good food and nature. In the Parc des Volcans d’Auvergne you can hike to the top of cone volcanoes, paragliding, or simply hop from farm to farm in the countrside to discover some of the best cheese in the region… 

Our first stop was the Puy de Dome is a large dormant volcano, with normally, a beautiful view of Auvergne at the top [4806 ft of elevation]. With an unusual amount of snow for November, the hike to the top was a bit chilly… 

  alas, we found ourselves at the top after 45 minutes, with a hot cup of joe to warm up our hands. after we made our way to
​St.Nectaire – known for its XII church and delicious cheeses…  

isn’t it just beautiful!  

we then made our way to the nearby village of Murol, where we visted the Chateau du Murol…
​(
​there’s something mysterious about these old, historic castles and I can’t help but visit them all…). 


​La cage a Corbeaux 
[the crow cage]​​

​This torture was practiced during the middle ages. But especially starting in the XIIIth century to control the offensive people in town. This form of torture was justified to find criminal proof, but these methods were often excessive. The crow cage was used to house the guilty and to suspend them in the air. Once inside, the person would not be able to sit. After a while, the smells would bring the crows who’d balance on the cage, picking slowly at the condemned inside…” 

and with that – I’ll leave you with a cute pony ​sous la neige…