Balladins Clermont-Ferrand Centre
Travel Blogs from Clermont-Ferrand
... We had to go around it, but it looks like a very flourishing town, with lots of lovely buildings - like La Bourboule should look
We carried on up to the foot of the Telepherique which would take us up to 1780m.
The last bit to the peak of Sancy is a climb up 860 wooden steps!! ...
... with rain and with thick cloud, meaning we haven't even caught sight of the Puys. In a fit of optimism we thought we would give the Auvergne one more chance.
We travelled on good roads via Figeac and Aurillac, aiming for the Monts du Cantal, where there are several puys ...
... toilet block was ancient. The showers had pull chains to get the water to flow. As I was tucking myself in for the night, John came back from the loo very excited, clutching a grass stalk with a glow worm attached. We turned the lights off to admire its glow – how lovely!!
Thursday 12th June
Les Planches 930m – Puy Gros 1390m – Lac de Guery 1268m – Col de St Laurent 1450m
We arrived in La Bourboule ...
... French Paris like buildings redone recently. This was a town not for everyone that was clear. We heard that a lot of older people from big towns came to leave here cause there was practically no crime and it was still really French ! We walked back after a couple of hours and had lunch in the garden. In the afternoon Hubert drove us around for a bit and we went for a walk along the river "Allier" until the sky was suddenly getting extremely dark. We were worried ...
... morning the sun continues to shine and we drive to Lac Pavin, a crater lake which is almost a complete circle, and although its last eruption was 7000 years ago, is still monitored and considered a risk. We walked to the highest point about 1/3 of the way around to get a view of the snow covered mountains that provide the region with the skiing tourists In winter. We now drive to Limoges...or should I say Bessines-sur-Gartempe, and Chateau Constant which is just a few km north of ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed