Saint-Flour Travel Guide

  • Storm approaching St. Flour
    Storm approaching St. Flour
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    St. Flour in fog
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Saint-Flour Things to Do

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    by balhannah Written Dec 10, 2011

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    Just don't stay on the top, head down the hill, past the huge wall's which look like set lava, and down to the other part of the village. It is quite busy here and there are many building's built from the Balsat.
    There is another Church and it is from the bottom, that you actually see the old buildings clinging to the cliff top in the old medieval part of the town. Makes for a good photo!

    Church @ St. Flour Volcanic rock @ St. Flour Looking to the old medieval St. Flour Black basalt homes
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Saint-Flour Restaurants

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    by balhannah Written Dec 10, 2011

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    We were staying at this Hotel and decided we would have our Dinner here.

    The Hotel Panorama Restaurant was quite huge, and was located at the back of the Hotel. Large window's, and plenty of window table's, so we sat by the window.
    What a view! It didn't matter if we did have to wait, which we didn't, because the view was great!

    Our waitress was lovely, but a problem with English, she couldn't speak it! Luckily, the people on the next table could speak French and English and they read the Menu for us.

    I had soup, and then a Fish meal, both were excellent.

    Prices were reasonable, choice was good, the food was nice and tasty.

    The Hotel serves traditional cuisine with homemade and local products: stuffed cabbage, pounti, pig's trotter, aligot, truffles, sausages, cheeses and wines from Auvergne.

    You can check the Menu on the website.

    We thoroughly enjoyed it here, and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Hope you get the same Chef!

    Fish Dinner Soup Panorama Restaurant at the Hotel Our nice waitress One of the views from the Restaurant window
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Saint-Flour Local Customs

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    by balhannah Written Dec 10, 2011

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    What I picked up in St. Flour and Haute Auvergne, was the change in the building material's used.
    Suddenly, many Blackhomes, Churches, any type of building was built out of black basalt, which is fine grained rock found in volcanic lava flows.
    No wonder it's used here, as St. Flour sits on the Auvergne's highest Volacanic outcrop!
    The building's, I thought we quite attractive.

    Black basalt building's
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