Salers, a Renaissance gem formed by lava
There was a man, Tyssandier d'Escous, local restaurateur from the 19th Century, whose bronze statue overlooks the Grand-Place. The decor is striking in its harmony : dwellings fitted with towers, ribbed doors and ornate flagstone rooves which remind the visitors (400000/year !) of the city's past riches, a barony from the Middle Ages.
The unavoidable "bailiwick's house" would represent the sole commercial town (therefore invested) until the 16th Century, when the king would establish there the bailliwick seat of the Hautes-Montagnes of Auvergne.