Monthly Archives: October 2018

An afternoon hiking in Cézallier

Cézallier is an area in Auvergne (central France) also called “little Scotland”. Near Issoire (and Ardes sur Couze) it’s really my favorite area in my region. I actually told you a bit about it in my previous blogpost about my  roadtrip in Cantal.

Cézallier is about 1h15 drive from Clermont-Ferrand, and as for the Cantal part of it, the city of Allanche, is a splendid entrance to these yellow grass landscapes, and faraway horizon lines.

I really recommend you the hike of Signal du Luguet,  that will give you a massive oxygen dose, mountains, empty landscapes there are just the way I love them !

But it’s around la Godivelle that I take you today. Village in the heart of the Cézallier, despite not being able to live there (yet?), I hike there, and dream to take wedding photos there too   🙂

So jump in, put your hiking shooes, and let’s hike and explore this delicious and wild area that I love so much ! 🙂

A cute Salers cow was in the middle of the hiking trail, faraway from the rest of her heird. So instead of taking any risk to walk near her, we decided to cross the fences on the other side for a little while in order to pass her.

I’m now mastering the  “roulez boulet” technic, and a paparrazzi team is always welcome to capture this! 🙂

(Valérie send me your photo! 😀 )

This field, that we walk through at the end of the hike, reminded me of , Overhanging gardens of Marqueyssac 🙂

It was fun to jump here and there from a bunch of grass to another, trying not to fall or slide.


Cézallier is splendid at every season. Even if winter is quite tough there (and roads are difficult to process), I really love these isolated lands, where light and nature is reminded in both a spectacular and extreme way at the same time .


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A wedding in Cantal

A wedding in Cantal is always a great idea ! Ok, I’m not that objective here, I looooooooooooove so much  Cantal, this rural part of central France. It’s in summer time, at Vic sur Cere (near Aurillac), that I’ll take you today to tell you about Sandrine and Stéphane’s wedding.

I’ll remember the heat that day, a very sunny day, but also how kind, lovely and welcoming Sandrine’s family were to me, and that rare chance that I get to meet a bride that does her own hairstyle for her wedding (she used to be a hairdresser artist). 🙂

The very flashy color of her shoes, painted with car paint (pimp my shoes by the bride, I’m sooooooo fan of that !), and how lovely the mayor of  Vic sur Cère was, but also the very kind speach of the priest of Vic sur Cère church…. that was all the little things that made this day such a lovely one !

Cocktail party was held at Manoir de Vic sur Cère, and then dinner and party was just 5 minutes walk away at  salle des fêtes de la ville specifically decorated for the event. I didn’t stay for the dinner and party time, but I have no doubt it was crazy and fun 🙂

A wedding in Cantal is always a good idea, and that celebration day in Vic sur Cère is a sweet memory of that summer in Auvergne.

Let me show you….




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