“Auvergne is an undiscovered gem. Its glacial valleys and volcanic peaks rival Icelandic landscapes and this region in the heart of France is not often visited. However, increasingly, the French, tired of overcrowded beaches, find refuge in this unspoiled region […] Gourmands follow the “cheese trail” to savour Bleu d’Auvergne, Cantal, Fourme d’Ambert, Saint-Nectaire, Salers (which have all been awarded Protected Designation of Origin), as well as refreshing specialities like “truffade”…” Lonely Planet Guide, Best Of 2016
In its Best of 2016, the well-known tourist guide, Lonely Planet, which is used as a source of information and inspiration by many world travellers, ranks Auvergne in 6th place as world regions that must be visited.
This places the heart of France above Hawaii and Brazil’s Green Coast!
And it’s not wrong! Auvergne has much to offer, charming both nature lovers and tourists in search of down time …
Its majestic and ancient volcanoes offer a fascinating landscape to be explored. It has remarkable flora and fauna, as well as a local knowledge and culture that are unique within France – bringing together authenticity and modernity.
Auvergne PDO cheese isn’t mentioned in the Lonely Planet guide for no reason and it contributes to the region’s worldwide reputation. Dairy farms have their place within this exceptional natural, unspoiled landscape, ensconced in mountain ranges between jagged peaks and expansive, green and flowering prairies.
Produced in the area for over 150 years, Bleu d’Auvergne PDO’s distinct character and intense flavour are rooted in this volcanic region …