My dog-friendly French road trip – exploring Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (with FREEDOME)

The next destination on my Dog-friendly France road trip was the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – a travel destination seemingly reserved for serious Francophiles. It’s an extraordinary and prosperous region untouched by the ravages of modern tourism, offering dramatic elevated landscapes of high hills and plateaus, enchanting medieval hilltop towns, deep valleys, endless vineyards, protected national parks where lynx, wolves, chamois and ibex roam, wide alpine lakes and seriously high mountains, the magnificent Mount Blanc being one of them. Its capital Lyon is the sophisticated second city of France and its towns and villages offer stone-built houses, Romanesque churches, and a rustic, peaceful and admirably preserved way of life.

The arguably even more unspoilt region of Auvergne has been tagged onto the Rhone-Alpes since 2016 and this area is built on a series of extinct volcanoes (no less than 80 to be more precise) with the mighty Puy de Dôme being the

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