Laguiole, the home of this famous French knife/cutlery manufacturer c1829. (a real must for any wine buffs out there that would like a genuine corkscrew). A really good visitors centre, well worth a visit. Travel onto Saint Flour and the Garabit Viaduct (once the largest bridge in the world, built by Eiffel, yes the same company that built the steel road deck at Millau) then on past the local ski resort of Le Lioran.
Approx 250 miles (long day!)