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CENTRAL FRANCE TRAVEL GUIDE

Central France

"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. Read on...

LAGUIOLE

Michel Bras

TOP RESTAURANTS
Michel Bras
Route de l'Aubrac
12210 Laguiole
Phone: +33 (0)5 65 51 18 20

Chef Michel Bras showcases his passion for nature at this observatory-like restaurant.



LARSIALLAS

TOP RESTAURANTS
Régis et Jacques Marcon
Larsiallas
43290 Saint Bonnet Le Froid
Phone: +33 (0)4 71 59 93 72

Régis Marcon grew up here, and you can taste these origins in his cuisine.

Règis et Jacques Marcon


ROANNE

Chef Michel Troisgros

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Troisgros
Place Jean Troisgros
42300 Roanne
Phone: +33 (0)4 77 71 66 97

Michel Troisgros's perfect technique never turns into conventional classicism.



VIC-SUR-CÈRE

TRAVEL SPECIALS
Enjoy Central France for Longer

Check out the scenic mountain views and lovely park-like surroundings at the Hôtel Beauséjour, whose summer travel special will allow you to enjoy Central France for less money!
Hôtel Beauséjour


Images in the top banner are from: www.auvergne-tourisme.info.

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(Updated: 01/07/13 CT)

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