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WHEN RESEARCHING OUR TRIP TO DRIVE THROUGH SOME OF THE FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE, I HAD NO IDEA WHERE TO VISIT, OTHER THAN MY FAVORITE WINE REGIONS. Fortunately for us, VTer 'KAKAPO2' suggested some special places, and we followed up on them!
This was our first view driving into Le-Puy!! Very exciting, especially as there are other spectacular vistas similar to this one--can you believe?
This is the Chateau/Fortress de POLIGNAC; an 'impregnable medieval castle with a unique defensive system built on volcanic rock'. We did not have time to climb and view this area, being a few miles from the city. We spent most of our time at the main attraction of the Cathedral of Notre-dame (see tip).
- Pros:NOT A TOURISTY DESTINATION
- In a nutshell:VERY SPECIAL PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE
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