Created by two Auvergnat entrepreneurs, the Grand Mess Clermont is a chic lifestyle hotel designed to showcase the “magic at the heart of everyday life”.
Founded in Clermont-Ferrand in 1845, Distillerie Génestine became one of France’s most renowned liqueur brands. It was revived in 2021.
Auvergne-based spirits distillery Distillerie Cérès is gradually changing Auvergne’s drinking landscape. Founder Brice Noïnski tells us how.
Hidden in a forgotten corner of Clermont-Ferrand, St-Alyre is an ancient thermal fountain with seemingly miraculous powers.
Tucked away on the periphery of Clermont-Ferrand, Clos Beaumont is a stately hotel that once belonged to a family of winemakers.
Today the object of our excursion was the hill of Gergovie, interesting from its geological phenomena, as well as from being the scene of Caesar’s repulse by Vercingetorix and the Arverni, the only serious military check ever sustained by the great Julius. – Sir David Wedderburn, 3rd Baronet No visit to Auvergne would be complete […]
Auvergne, Auvergne, O wild and woeful land, O glorious land and gracious, white as gleam The stairs of heaven, black as a flameless brand, Strange even as life, and stranger than a dream. -Algernon Charles Swinburne In August 1869, the English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne — one of the leading figures of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood […]