Chateau de La Fromental
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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Our target for the day was to explore the Auvergne area, and see the landscapes with more than 400 volcanoes. Some of the volcanoes are as old as 65 million years, and the youngest about 7'600 years.
Our ride took us through amazing scenery ...
... in the ground covered with a grate. As we didn't understand a word of the tour we joked it looked like a torture room but maybe it was the old butchering room and staff kitchen. When we asked the guide who spoke broken English he pointed to the hole and said 'jail'- it was a torture room! The old owners of the castle used to torture the 'bad' for days on end with all sorts of implements there then let them die a slow death in the 'jail' below as ...
... out for the week, and a couple from Australia on a 6 month tour of Europe. It was great touching base with them.
Tomorrow I plan to visit Amboise but knew it was too far to reach today (France is huge!), so I made my way to Laval and have stopped here for the night. In my effort to loose one weight this trip I have stopped for a pint and a burger, not sure where I read about this diet but it seems very nice!
Aurillac. You probably have never heard of it. In France we mainly (if not only) know it as 'the blue dot in the middle of France'. Blue in reference to the forecast maps. And as I have just learned, it is the capital of the umbrella. So guess what...it rains quite a bit. I got lucky, it didn't rain while I was there.
The main purpose of my visit was to see my friend from ...
... guided tour further in. Both tour guides showed great care in making sure the english speakers understood. It was fabulous. PS you aren't permitted to take photos in this cave, so these photos are courtesy of google search! It made the experience so much better without everyone just looking around for a photo opportunity-especially ...