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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Linux Coaching Inn situated?
It's in a village in the heart of the Auvergne region of Central France and almost exactly at the centre of the Livradois-Forez Nature Park. At an altitude of about 850 metres, almost equidistant between the cities of Clermont Ferrand to the northwest and St. Etienne to the east. The area is sometimes referred to as the "Cheeseboard of France", its local foods being wholesome and natural. One of its major exports is mineral water, with Volvic produced in the area and Vichy nearby. It is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
What is there to do in the Centre?
As a "Residential Workshop", our aim is to provide a stress-free, peaceful and healthy environment in which guests can relax and unwind from the stresses and pressures of city life. Such an atmosphere, has been proven to stimulate the individual's receptivity to the learning process.

Workshop experiences will be balanced with leisure time, socialising with others in the group and participating in excursions and outdoor activities if desired.
How many people participate in each Workshop?
The Linux Coaching Inn keeps workshop class sizes down to a maximum of 8 participants. There is no minimum, courses will operate even if only one person is booked.
Are there single rooms?
The Centre has one single room, plus double and twin-bedded rooms. Where possible, participants will be offered the opportunity to share, however, if single occupancy is a requirement, a single supplement may apply.
What meals are included in the price?
Breakfast will be self-service buffet style. Full English breakfast is available on request as an optional extra. In keeping with the french tradition, lunch will be the main meal of the day. Evening meals will be served buffet style in-house. All meals offer a selection of fresh local produce. A vegetarian menu can also be provided if advance notice is given.
What excursions can I do on my own?
There are many peaceful woodland walks to be taken and many nearby villages that can be visited either on foot or by bicycle. Many have historical 12th - 14th century chapels and churches.

Horses and ponies can also be hired by the hour, half or full day for some outdoor activity in true Auvergne style.
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