"Auvergne produces cabinet ministers, cheeses, and volcanoes," was the ironic observation of Alexandre Vialatte, a prodigious writer and native Auvergnat. For the rest of France, these rugged, wild old mountains--they date back some 600 million years--evoke the image of an isolated citadel in the country's heart, a land turned in on itself and somehow fettered to the past.
RESTAURANTS Michel Bras
Route de l'Aubrac
Phone: +33 (0)5 65 51 18 20
Chef Michel Bras showcases his passion for nature at this observatory-like restaurant.
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