From the area around Puy de Dôme, on South towards Le Puy en Velay, by means of a meandering route through wonderful views, and via a little museum dedicated to general Lafayette, set up in his place of birth.
He was a French politician and warrior who, as well as fighting for the French revolution, helped the American army during the American revolution. Thanks, pal.
What I liked about this museum is that it doesn't shrink from publishing comments about him by his enemies and detractors, so you come away with a more rounded idea of the person than is usual. It has a nice garden too, not too big, but with old trees and pleasant views. The Acer palmatun dissectum was at least 7 feet high, it must be several hundred years old.