Pébrac – and our neighbor valley

Just after we moved here in April 2012, we had a family visit, Peter & Anne-Grethe, so we were of course obliged to go out and explore the area we had just moved to.

So we packed the car and set off with family and pets westward towards Saint-Flour and even farther west to the popular tourist city Salers.Salers 1

We drove for hours enjoying the beautiful landscapes, towns, churches and more.

On our way back home, just 5 km (3 miles) before Tailhac, we chanced by a sign showing the way to Desges.  We changed directions and ended up in our ”neighbor valley” – and that turned out to be the most beautiful landscape of the trip (and right in our own backyard). A small river, Desges, runs through the valley and through some small hamlets, otherwise it adorns in an indescribable way, the unique and untouched nature of this area.

And it is here that you can find the little village of Pébrac, with breathtakingly beautiful monastery from the 12th century.  A place where local volunteers now cultivate a small monastery garden and run a little café.

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Walking around the small streets of Pébrac is like stepping back in time many hundreds of years.

We have since visited our ”neighbor valley” many times and we have even hiked there from our home at Les Trois Noyers