Auvergne for dummies

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Présentation de l'Auvergne pour les personnes non francophones. Introduction to Auvergne for non-speaking people.

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Auvergne for dummies

  1. 1. L’Auvergne
  2. 2. What you already know about Auvergne <ul><li>There are a few kind of things that you may have already heard of about Auvergne </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s see how big is your culture ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Do you know this person ?
  4. 4. Or this ?
  5. 5. Or this ?
  6. 6. At least you have heard of this
  7. 7. Auvergne Geography <ul><li>26 000 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>1,3 Million inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>Prefecture : Clermont-Ferrand </li></ul><ul><li>4 departments : Allier, Cantal, Puy de Dome, Haute-Loire </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mountains and lakes <ul><li>Massif Central : very old volcanos </li></ul><ul><li>Highest point : Puys de Sancy 1886m </li></ul><ul><li>Many lakes, and rivers : “Chateau d’eau de la France” </li></ul><ul><li>Big plain </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lac Serviere
  10. 10. Lac d’Aydat
  11. 11. Lac Pavin
  12. 12. Clermont-Ferrand <ul><li>One of the oldest french cities (already mentionned by Greek geographers in 63 BC) </li></ul><ul><li>18 th biggest city in France </li></ul><ul><li>400 000 inhabitants </li></ul>
  13. 13. Clermont-Ferrand
  14. 14. Clermont-Ferrand
  15. 15. Economy <ul><li>Michelin </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture : 8.5% of employememt (2x the national average). </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Water-cure : Vichy, La Bourboule,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecotourism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sky : Super-Besse, Super-Liorant </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Water-Cure
  17. 17. Sports <ul><li>Rugby : ASM Clermont Auvergne </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 finals but no national title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 European title (1977) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently second of the National League </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rowing : Vichy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>28 national titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organising world masters every year. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Traditional food <ul><li>Traditionnal dishes : </li></ul><ul><li>Potee Auvergnate : Cabbage </li></ul><ul><li>Truffade, Alligot : potatoes and cantal cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>Fougasse : special cake from the Cantal. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialities </li></ul><ul><li>Charcuterie : Jambon, Saucisson,… </li></ul><ul><li>Cheese : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fromages du massif du Sancy : St-Nectaire, Fourme de Rochefort. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fromages du Cantal et de l’Aubrac : Cantal, Salers, Laguiole. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fromages du massif du Loretz : Fourme d’Ambert. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bleu d’Auvergne,… </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Famous people from Auvergne through History <ul><li>Vercingetorix : (-72, -46BC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaulish warlord </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defeated Ceasar in Gergovie (near Clermont-Ferrand) (52BC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alesia, surrounded by Roman troops. He surrended to save 80,000 inhabitants life. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Famous people from Auvergne through History <ul><li>Blaise Pascal (1623,Clermont-Ferrand – 1662, Paris) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philosopher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematician </li></ul></ul>For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed. Les Pensées
  21. 21. Famous people from Auvergne through History : French Presidents <ul><li>Paul Doumer (1857, Aurillac, 1932 Paris) </li></ul><ul><li>Georges Pompidou (1911 Cantal, 1974 Paris) </li></ul><ul><li>Valery Giscard d’Estaing (1926 Koblenz (Ger)) </li></ul>
  22. 22. Famous people from Auvergne <ul><li>Claire Chazal : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most famous french female TV journalist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduated from HEC and Assas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very famous for her love story with her colleague PPDA. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participated to create the first french gay TV : Pink TV </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Auvergne a nice place to go tourism : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice places to visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many sport opportunities : hiking, sky, water-sports,… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A nice place to live : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Economic opportunities (Mainly industrial) </li></ul></ul>

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