Tag Archives: Cantal

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Where to stay in Cantal: Auberge de Concasty

Posted on 02. Aug, 2012 by .

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During my recent trip in Cantal, I had the chance to stay at the beautiful Auberge de Concasty in Boisset. Just as I am not a big fan of hostels, I was never a big fan of B&Bs either. I am NOT a ray of sunshine in the morning, and can barely put two sentences [...]

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Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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Auvergne’s Prettiest Castle: Château de Val

Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by .

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When people think of European castles, one of the first images that come to mind is the elegant, feminine Renaissance castles of France. While most of them are located around Paris and in the Loire Valley, Auvergne has a handful of them that are worth the detour -Château the Val being on top of the [...]

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