Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Cycling along the Loire River

The best cycling routes along the Loire River, a series of trails that follow the river from its spring in Auvergne downwards to its mouth in the Atlantic

Bouchons Lyonnais – bistros-restaurants

Bouchons Lyonnais are Lyon’s unique bistros-restaurants that serve local specialties traditionally accompanied by a glass of Beaujolais or Côtes-du-Rhône

Mères Lyonnaises – Lyon – Gastronomy

Mères Lyonnaises is the generic name given to the women cooks who started Lyon’s culinary tradition and made the city the French capital of gastronomy

Canuts – Silk-weavers – La Croix-Rousse – Lyon

Canuts was the name of the silk-weavers installed in the Quartier de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, the French capital of silk-industry from 1536 to 1914

Colline de Fourvière – Lyon – Lugdunum

La Colline de Fourvière in Lyon, a hill that overlooks the Saône and Rhône rivers and the site where the Romans founded the antic city of Lugdunum in 43BC

Rhône-Alpes former administrative region

Rhône-Alpes is bounded by the Alps and the Côte d’Azur, and is part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 1 of the 13 new regions created by the 2016 territorial reform

Auvergne former administrative region

Auvergne is located in central France and is part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, one of the 13 new regions created with the territorial reform of January 1, 2016

Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica – Clermont-Ferrand

Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica in Clermont-Ferrand, one of 10 ‘Major’ Romanesque churches of Basse-Auvergne, strikes by its rich ornamentation and architecture

Lavoute-Chilhac – Notre-Dame Trouvée

Lavoute-Chilhac, a medieval village nestled in a meander of the Allier, is famous for a pebble relic, Notre-Dame -rouvée, kept in Ste-Croix-de-Volte Church

Collegiale Saint-Laurent d’Auzon Restoration Appeal

An Appeal has been launched to raise funds for the safeguard of the 12th century Collegiale Saint-Laurent d’Auzon, a gem of Auvergne Romanesque architecture

Pounti – Traditional Recipe from Cantal

Pounti, a traditional sucre-sale dish from Cantal and Aveyron in Southern Auvergne, prepared with mincemeat, chard leaves, flour, eggs, milk and prunes

Fete des Paniers de Montsalvy – Baskets Festival

Fete des Paniers de Montsalvy, an annual basketry festival that takes place the last Saturday of July, and aims at reviving and promoting Cantal traditions

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes - Latest content

Cycling along the Loire River

The best cycling routes along the Loire River, a series of trails that follow the river from its spring in Auvergne downwards to its mouth in the Atlantic

Bouchons Lyonnais – bistros-restaurants

Bouchons Lyonnais are Lyon's unique bistros-restaurants that serve local specialties traditionally accompanied by a glass of Beaujolais or Côtes-du-Rhône

Mères Lyonnaises – Lyon – Gastronomy

Mères Lyonnaises is the generic name given to the women cooks who started Lyon's culinary tradition and made the city the French capital of gastronomy

Canuts – Silk-weavers – La Croix-Rousse – Lyon

Canuts was the name of the silk-weavers installed in the Quartier de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, the French capital of silk-industry from 1536 to 1914

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