A roadtrip to Salers, in the Cantal area

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Cantal has always been my favorite cheese, but in case you didn’t know, it got its name from an region in France, about 2 hours South of Clermont-Ferrand.

I recently mooved to Clermont-Ferrand, and Cantal was on my list for a roadtrip from the very first day I mooved in the area (I wanted to see the cow who made that cheese I love so much !).

So when someone I’ve met told me about Salers, and that “I HAD TO CHECK THAT TOWN BECAUSE I’M GOING TO LOVE IT”, well, I just rented a car and went for a day roadtrip there 🙂

And I havn’t been disappointed at all !

After so many roadtrips in US, in very remote places, I really wanted to drive through a very lonely landscape, preferably a gorgeous one, and so far, I havn’t found that.

Cantal was where I shed a tear with that feeling again, of being alone, in a beautiful place, witnessing nature in it’s simpliest way, the most beautiful I’ve seen so far.

First stop in Murat, a pretty little town, that perspire the old France I love so much 🙂 Murat - Cantal Cantal-4 Murat Murat And then, driving up to the “mountains”… and that’s where my eyes starting to shine 🙂 🙂 🙂 Cantal-7 Cantal-5 (2) Driving through a very small little village on my way to Salers… Cantal-10 and then, again, beautiful little road, in the middle of nowhere, but a beautiful nowhere : this is Cantal ! 🙂 Cantal-15 Cantal-16 Cantal-18 Cantal-19 Cantal-17 Cantal-23 Cantal (2) and then, driving down these mountains, finally surrounded by trees…. Cantal-20 to reach my destination : SALERS and again…

I havn’t been disappointed, actually, I really really want to go back there…

Salers is a beautiful gorgeous little French village. If you like old stones, and that feeling of being surrounded by history, you HAVE to go there, this is a precious place.

The kind of place that makes me feel proud to be French 🙂 Salers (2) Salers-11 Salers-15 Salers-7 Salers-6 Salers-4 Salers-3 Salers-8 Salers-21 Salers-20 Salers-2 Salers-10 and from  a square, where you could get a panoramic view of the landscape surrounding the town, I finally get to see these famous cows, the ones that make Cantal (and Salers) cheese 🙂 And what was best than seeing them ? The sound of their bells ! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


I definitely recommend you to check this part of France and explore it, but also, if you get there, don’t miss a little visit at the Cheese coop (located in St Bonnet – 5km away from Salers) , you’ll get to buy the cheese directly from the farmers, and this only is Worth the trip 🙂

Bon appétit ! 🙂

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Photographer, traveler, and silly knitter

Alone, driving a car for miles and miles, with a good music playlist, my cameras on the passenger seat.

Witnessing the beauty of a landscape, or the raw feeling of real love, emotions and bonds people may have with each other and sometimes crying just because this is just so beautiful...

That's where my best memories come from... and photos too :)

Andalusian in my heart, I've been dancing sevillanas (flamenco) for more than 12 years, I also spent 2 years living in USA. (I'm deeply in love with Oregon and the Pacific Northwest area)

Native French, I do speak English, and Spanish and love learning about cultural differences

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