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Nice people and good cheese in Brioude, France

 
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erato's pictureby erato review
added on 31st of August, 2009
Brioude is a perfect example of everything you would expect from the French countryside. People are kind, everything is calm and there are a lot of bars. If you stay in the center of the town, you can reach everything important very easily in a couple of minutes on foot.
They have some cheese and wine that is specific for the region. These are very tasty and you can buy them relatively cheap in the supermarket as well.
Also don't miss the Cathedral St. Julien, it is in the center of Brioude and it's amazingly beautiful.
 

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Brioude - the best place to visit in Auvergne - Aug 16, 2009, by erato
Brioude is a very nice French town with 7000 inhabitants, located 500 km south from Paris, in Central France, Auvergne region, Haute-Loire department. We went from Paris, Gare de Lyon to Cermont-Ferrand first by TGV and there changed the... Read more »

 
 

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