We needed to make our way from Provence up to Paris for our next house-swap and Erika suggested stopping for a few days in a town I hadn’t heard of before. There apparently is a neat volcanic park area complete with a train to take you up to one. So we did and the city was really neat. The cathedral was black as made from the volcanic rocks and so quite imposing but really lovely inside.

We all enjoyed the trip up the mountain and lunches outside in the square. I think that is one of my favorite things to do is sit and enjoy a meal with family while looking around a new place like this.

Near the square there was also a lovely bookstore with both English and French books. We are always drawn into bookstores!

In the evening we had plans to go to the symphony but sadly when we got there they had a mix up and there weren’t enough tickets. Still we enjoyed an evening in the main square.