The SNCF is the Societe Nationale de Chemin de Fer - The French National Rail Service. Throughout the years, they have commissioned prominent artists to depict well known destinations in France, thereby encouraging train travel by the French as well as by visitors. In this image created in the late 1950's by the artist, auxonne, we view the beautiful region of Auvergne. Auvergne is a historical region in central France, and is now part of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. The mostly rural, mountainous area is popular for hiking and skiing, with vast forests and dormant volcanoes such as Puy de Dôme. An abundance of natural hot springs has spawned spa towns such as Vichy, known for its mineral water. Clermont-Ferrand, the capital, is a busy university city with a stately Romanesque church, Notre-Dame du Port.
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