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Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by .

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While Clermont-Ferrand is usually not very high on any traveler’s bucket list (unless you’re an avid trekker), living in the city is far from boring. There is always something going on, whether it’s the famous Short Film Festival or the Jazz en Tête festival. But the event that definitely got my attention a while ago is the Chocolate Festival [...]

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Hiking Volcanoes in Auvergne: My Experience

Hiking Volcanoes in Auvergne: My Experience

Posted on 17. Sep, 2011 by .

Hiking a volcano wasn’t exactly part of my French tourism plan. Somehow my mind and body never got along very well, and anything that involves just the slightest amount of coordination is more often than not a very bad idea. Being outdoors and staying active, I enjoy - making a fool of myself by landing [...]

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Vichy, the French capital of relaxation

Vichy, the French capital of relaxation

Posted on 10. Aug, 2011 by .

Vichy spas are, to say the least, abundant.Very few cities in the world can boast being a spa capital - and luckily for me, Vichy is one of them. Located in the beautiful Auvergne region, it is easily reachable by train from Paris, Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon, which only makes it even easier to add to [...]

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Visiting the Plateau de Gergovie in Auvergne

Visiting the Plateau de Gergovie in Auvergne

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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On a fairly hot spring day, my friends and I decided to escape the city and head to the countryside. Luckily for us, not too far utside Clermont-Ferrand stands the Plateau de Gergovie, which is the place where Vercingétorix (say that 10 times fast) defeated the army of Jules Cesar in 52 b.c. Impressive, eh? [...]

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