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Discover the country of art, history
and food...

Welcome to the very centre of France!

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My site is built on the following three pillars, reflecting the French attitude to life:

  • bien vivre - Living well - making the most of life: discovering a multitude of activities and markets to explore for health and pleasure - read more
  • bien-être - Wellbeing: highlighting the benefits of the different thermal waters in the region and the many other life-enhancing experiences these spa towns have to offer - read more
  • bien choisir - Choosing well: whether it is finding an affordable property with that something special either to purchase or for a holiday let (gites and chambres d'hôtes), or simply finding a good restaurant , artists or craftspeople - read more

As this is very much a voyage of discovery and a work in progress, I hope you will be a regular visitor to Selection du Terroir and be encouraged to visit the Auvergne in general and the Allier in particular.

I do hope that you will enjoy this journey with me.

A bientôt,

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Saint Priest en Murat
Allier

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"Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es." [Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are]. This phrase was penned in 1826 by a french writer, Anthelme... read more   There are many ways to enjoy a sense of wellbeing. The French have always valued the healing and uplifting waters of their Thermal stations and the Auvergne has... read more   There was a very good reason that the former kings of France chose to live in the centre of France. The region of Auvergne has many hidden gems waiting to... read more

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site index

discovering Auvergne
Allier - Cantal -Puy de Dome - Haute Loire
things to do and to see
sports - outdoor activities
markets
festivals
diary

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Discovering the thermal towns
Map of thermal towns
Thermal spas

  • Destress
  • Detox
  • Revitalize
  • Recuperate
  • Rejuvenate
  • Weightloss

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Houses for sale
Hollidays - selected Gites - B&B's - Camping sites
Artists, Arts & Crafts
Restaurant suggestions
Information you need when moving to France
Buying a house
Taxes
Medical - carte vitale
Driver's license
Starting a small business