In Lavaudieu, which translates to "the valley of God," we were charmed by the welcome and helpful recommendations of Madame Robert at her rural bed and breakfast, La Maison d'à Côté, and the sweet simplicity of our room with a view of the Senouire River. Quiet and calm are guaranteed for a good night's sleep before radiating out toward other interesting spots including la Chaise-Dieu, Brioude and Puy-en-Velay. The Senouire River Valley is also known as Lafayette's country...the general and marquis who helped the American cause in its War of Independence was born in nearby Chavaniac where his château is now a museum.
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