|A few highlights from France - overland by 4x4 truck
Le Puy en Velay - France - is located at the floor of an ancient volcano. With rich volcanic grounds, food is an important part of local culture in Le Puy. And so does the Saturday food market where buyers and sellers from the region meet at Place du Plot. But Place du Plot has international fame too.
Le Pertuis is a small village (1036m) on the edge of an ancient volcano in the the Auverge - Haute Loire in France. Situated at the Route National N88, Le Pertuis connects Le Puy en Velay with Saint Etienne - Lyon. The place is a well known place in the French transport sector, but not only that.
The Jura mountain range in France has a vast cave network, of which many are open to the public during summer holidays. The name "Jura" comes from the Celtic root "jor" and later adopted in Latain as "juria", meaning forest. A visit to the Jura mountain region shows why.