Specialty in Auvergne

The Auvergne region is in the center of the France and famous for the volcanic region.



【Black buildings】

As it’s the volcanic region, we find black buildings using the volcanic stones. In particular, the cathedral in Clermont-Ferrand is black in the interior and the exterior.

【Aligot】

It’s a regional special food. It’s hashed potato with the cheese. It extends like elastic cord because of a lot of cheese. We eat often it with the sausage.

【Hot spring】

As it’s the volcanic region, there are hot springs. In particular, Vichy is famous for the hot spring for the cure and we can use in the city. Concerning the mineral water, Volvic is a town in this region.



【Pilgrimage】

Le-Puy-en-Velay is one of four starting points of the pilgrimage to go to Spain. People visit the town to go to two rocks where a chapel and a statue of Virgin Mary are located.

【Lentils】

It’s the regional food in particular in Le-Puy-en-Velay. We eat with the meat dishes.

【Lace】

The lace is also the specialty in Le-Puy-en-Velay. The motif is delicate.

Tripoux】

It’s one of regional foods. It’s the stomach of the sheep with the herb.

Pounti 】

It’s the terrine of vegetables. We eat it with the nut sauce.

【 Hotpot in Auvergne(Potée auvergnate)】

It’s the hot soup with the meat and the vegetables like potato.

Auvergne salads( Salade aucergnate )】

It’s the regional salads with the Cantal cheese.

Cabbage roll(Choux farcis)】

The cabbage covers the chicken and is heated in the regional soup.

Truffade】

It’s the potato mixed with the cheese. We eat it with the mead dishes.



【Fruit pate( Pates de Fruites)】

It’s the sweet treat of fruits in form of the ball.

【 Pastilles Vichy 】

Although we can buy this candy in the supermarket in France, it is made in Vichy. There is a special souvenir candy shop in Vichy.

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