The Essential
In a green and tranquil landscape, the slate roofs of this town spread across an Aubrac hillside. The name originally derives from the Occitan word glèisa ("church"), which has evolved through La Gleizolle ("little church") and La Glaiole before finally becoming Laguiole (pronounced "layole") The town still has busy cutlers' workshops; don't miss the museum of cutlery, forged objects and cutting tools.