’Roof of the Cantal.’
Cattle are grazing the slopes of the Plomp du Cantal, which is visible in the background. With a height of 1855 meter, it is the heighest summit of the departement and number two in Auvergne. Being the westernmost mountain of France, it faces the wet air masses from the ocean head on and consequently receives 2 meters of precipitation yearly. The result is that it still has a snow cover in june, that the surrounding meadows are so green and the local cheeses are so tasty. Photo Paul Smit.