France 2008

Le Puy-en-Velay, 10-11 June

  Leaving Mont Dore, we went past Lac de Guéry ... *
  and then some impressive mountain scenery. †
  Then we visited Puy de Dôme, a large extinct volcano with, as you can see, a television tower on top. *
  From the top of Puy de Dôme, there was a view over many other old volcanoes. *
  We also stopped at the village of Lavaudieu, said to be one of France's most beautiful villages. It was indeed beautiful but, as it was lunch time, it was also closed. *
  The town of Polignac, perched on its volcanic plug. *
  Le Puy-en-Velay is an extraordinary town, built on and around the plugs of four volcanoes. The tallest one has a statue of the Virgin, made out of cannon captured at Sebastopol and painted red.*
  You can see Notre-Dame-de-France from almost anywhere in the town and its surroundings. *
  The main square of Le Puy. *
  The road going up to the cathedral is steep. We took it slowly. †
  A decorative door in the cathedral. *
  The cloister was peaceful and pleasant. *
  There's that statue again! †

Then through mountainous country to Millau.


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