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- Chambres & Table d'Hotes, Arlanc sur la route Paris / Midi -
- off the beaten track, a character Maison de Bourg in the picturesque Auvergne region of France -
- hors des sentiers battus, une maison de bourg de caractère au cœur de l’Auvergne pittoresque -

STAY AT 'au CENT NEUF' ... because the history of the Auvergne is unmissable.

The providence of the Auvergne is a rich catalogue of Stone Age settlements, celtic tribes, Roman invasion, religious wars, epidemics, battles for power and land, crusades and the scenes of one of the oldest visions of the Virgin Mary. No wonder that the Auvergnats are described as tough and thrifty.

The chronicles show that the Auvergne has had a turbulent history. The fierce battles fought by the famous chieftain Vercingetorix against Julius Caesar are commemorated by a statue situated in the very heart of Clermont-Ferrand, a city ranked amongst the oldest of metropolis in France and the starting point of the very first Crusade to the Holy Lands.

Le Puy-en-Velay, a major Bishopric in medieval France, is on one of the most important pilgrimage routes to the shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The old castle in Arlanc was a frequent stopping point for pilgrims on that journey.

And to more modern times, Mont Mouchet will never be forgotten as this was the stronghold of the French resistance during World War II and the scene of a brutal battle in June 1944 between the Resistance and the Germans.

The influences of the tribes, conquerors, kings, dukes, popes and modern Auverngats are all on display throughout the land and are evident for all to see in the churches, cities and countryside. Politicians such as Giscard d'Estaing and Georges Pompidou are also amongst those who hale from the region.


Stay at 'au Cent Neuf' because the Auvergne is a land steeped in history.
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