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 (ō-vûrn′, ō-vĕrn′)
A historical region and former province of central France traversed north to south by the Auvergne Mountains, a chain of extinct volcanoes. Auvergne became part of the French royal domain in 1615.


(əʊˈvɛən; əʊˈvɜːn; French ovɛrɲ)
(Placename) a region of S central France: largely mountainous, rising over 1800 m (6000 ft)


(oʊˈvɛərn, oʊˈvɜrn)

1. a historic region in S central France.
2. a metropolitan region in S central France. 1,334,400; 10,044 sq. mi. (26,013 sq. km). Cap.: Clermont-Ferrand.
3. a mountain range in S central France. Highest peak, 6188 ft. (1886 m).
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Noun1.Auvergne - a region in central France
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe


[əʊˈvɛən] NAuvernia f
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In Auvergne the maids are kind, but the wines are sour.
Mousqueton followed him upon an Auvergne horse, small but very handsome.
as in the case of the glaciers) we suppose them to have taken place at corresponding distances in Europe: -- then would the land from the North Sea to the Mediterranean have been violently shaken, and at the same instant of time a large tract of the eastern coast of England would have been permanently elevated, together with some outlying islands, -- a train of volcanos on the coast of Holland would have burst forth in action, and an eruption taken place at the bottom of the sea, near the northern extremity of Ireland -- and lastly, the ancient vents of Auvergne, Cantal, and Mont d'Or would each have sent up to the sky a dark column of smoke, and have long remained in fierce action.
I took the poor man with my niece back to my home in Auvergne, where, unfortunately, I lost him some months later.
Why, sir, two years after I had taken these momentous trifles in hand, and had carried the matter through to the end, every poor family in the Commune had two cows at least, which they pastured on the mountain side, where (without waiting this time for an authorization from the Council of State) I had established a system of irrigation by means of cross trenches, like those in Switzerland, Auvergne, and Limousin.
Until her marriage the Saillards lived without other society than that of the Abbe Gaudron, a priest from Auvergne appointed vicar of Saint-Paul's after the restoration of Catholic worship.
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IF YOU enjoy good food, fine wine, stunning scenery and heartfelt hospitality, then Auvergne could be your dream destination.
Team: B Dulin (Racing Metro); Y Huget (Toulouse), R Lamerat (Castres), W Fofana (Clermont Auvergne), S Guitoune (Bordeaux-Begles); C Lopez (Clermont Auvergne), M Parra (Clermont Auvergne); E Ben Arous (Racing Metro), G Guirado (Toulon), R Slimani (Stade Francais), R Taofifenua (Toulon), Y Maestri (Toulouse), T Dusautoir (Toulouse, capt), B Le Roux (Racing Metro), D Chouly (Clermont Auvergne.
But nothing prepared me for the culinary delights of the volcanic region of Auvergne in the Haute Loire.
Our final destination was the Hotel du Bel Horizon, which offers GEMMA JALEEL'S visit was courtesy of The Auvergne Tourist Board, its local partners and Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency.
The volcanic region of Auvergne has plenty of culinary delights on offer | Regis Marcon and his son Tomas at his restaurant, left, and above is his chocolate mushroom macaroons dish