The Limagne

At the center of the Auvergne, there is a large plain known as the Limagne. This plain is also located around the Allier valley. The name Limagne actually has a meaning. It can mean “all four plains”. Also, it means “a small fertile plain in a mountain frame”. There are main sights that attracts people here as well. The Mozac Abbey for example is known for its Romanesque sculpture and Billom is famous for its garlic fair. The Effiat is popular for its beautiful castle.

As for Riom, it is known as a Renaissance city and is a classified city of art and history. While Usson is being visited for the ruins of its castle and its basaltic organs. People also visit this place to know its history. In addition to this, it was the place of exile of Queen Margot. Since Limagne is located at the center of Auvergne, it would be good to know also about this place. Auvergne is both a cultural and historical region of France.

This region is located in the heart of the Massif Central. It has four departments and these are Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dome. Clermont-Ferrand, the largest city in the region is the chief town. As Auvergne has thousands of years of history, it is not a surprise that it is one of the oldest regions of France. It is even said and recognized as one of the best identified. The Limagne produces wheat, maize, rapeseed, sugarbeet, and tobacco that proves it as a fertile plain.