Postcard from the Auvergne, the volcanic mountains in the middle of the hexagon that is France. The last area of ancient Gaul to fall to the Romans.
Extinct volcanic plugs, deep valleys and many ancient churches in the Romanesque architecture.
Cheeses: St Nectaire, Salers, Cantal, Fourme d'Ambert, Bleu d'Auvergne and many others.
Brilliant autumn light and colours but winter arrives early here and stays late.
An all-too-brief visit to be present for the annual general meeting of AMA, the French bike club.