Something of a detour from almost every other destination or route, high in the departement of Haute-Loire (Auvergne) is a rather stark and evocative clearing in the woods which houses a Memorial and Museum to the Resistance at Mont Mouchet. It lies about 30 km east of St Flour (15 Cantal, Auvergne) off the A75
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The Independent (2 Aug 08) has another of its “50 Best…” series, this time on Railway Journeys – and includes 2 French ones.
The less well-used of the two lines from Clermont Ferrand through the Massif Central (the other goes to Nimes), this switchback route traverses some of the wildest country
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The Tour de France 2008 (21 stages, 3500 km) Stage 7 is on 11 July 2008 and starts from Brioude (43 Haut-Loire, Auvergne) and runs 150km ) to Aurillac (15 Cantal, Auvergne)
For more on the Tour de France 2008 see www.letour.fr/ For details of coverage on ITV see www.itv.com
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