Translated from French-France Bleu Pays d'Auvergne is one of the general radio stations of the France Bleu network of Radio France. It has for service area the departments of Puy-de-Dome, Allier, Cantal and the western third of the department of Haute-Loire. It began broadcasting on April 19, 1983 under the name Radio Puy de Dome and took the name of Radio France Puy de Dome in 1986.
Clermont-Ferrand is a university city in central France, bordered by the volcanic Chaîne des Puys mountains. Near the fountains and statues of Place de Jaude square are the Gothic Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption Cathedral, constructed from lava stone, and the Romanesque Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, with mosaics. Northwest of the city is the volcano-themed Vulcania amusement park and museum with interactive shows.
France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Paris, its capital, is famed for its fashion houses, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux?s ancient cave drawings, Lyon?s Roman theater and the vast Palace of Versailles attest to its rich history.