Hotel Aurena

41 avenue Georges Pompidou, Aurillac, Auvergne, 15000, France | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aurillac

Sunday village market

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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The cold remains in place, so, after a leisurely beginning, we headed off south through the villages of St Cyprien-sur-Dourdou and Nauviale to Marcillac-Vallon where there was a Sunday market. The mists cleared as we drove the narrow road through these lush valleys. The villages are built in reddish mortared stone and are sleepy because it's Sunday. Bells ringing down the distance, I suppose the churches are full. An amazing old mill justified a stop.

The market ...

A day off has been declared

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

We realised that we are half way through this great adventure. Well within a day or so. The cold has taken possession of Jan, it's raining and it's cold. We are in a great house with Sally and Chris who mean "make yourself at home", old hippies know how to share. I'm cooking tonight la Aveyon (a local sausage, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots and aligot), the fire's going strong, Jan is reading/drowsing/snuffling in bed, there is a bath (something we've ...

Down but not conquered.

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... out in the main street ... is anyone there? When we did stop, lunch was over and finished.

This area seems that bit more remote, that bit more 'in the mountains', less pasture, more forest. There are established farms high on the hills to catch the sun with terraced market gardens. We drove back to Conques and bought fruit and stuff. We went up to the village and hunted for ...

Moving on to Conques

A travel blog entry by barry.mcdonald.

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... There is a roman bridge still in use; very narrow, just, and I mean just, wide enough for a small car. We settled over tea and a chat. Sally and Chris are English artists who've made a living between here and England.

We walk out and up into the town on the pilgrim's trail. This path goes from Spain through to Italy and beyond. Centuries old. People still walk it, religious or not. This place has been on ...

We made it!

A travel blog entry by bonniegordon

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... to carry our luggage down quite a ways to our hotel. Looking at the shape of the buildings as we dragged our stuff, I was resigned to a small, spartan room only hoping to have hot water for a much needed shower. What a happy surprise to find a beautiful inn with mahogany and tile and comfortable gatherings of furniture inviting us to sit around and relax. There was even wifi when it was turned on. ...

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This 2 star hotel is located on 41 avenue Georges Pompidou, Aurillac.
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