Unique natural heritage

The most beautiful volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys are right on our doorstep.


The trails circle them, connect them and lead to their summits: Puy de Dome, a Grand Site de France®, Puy de Pariou, Puy de la Vache or Puy de Lassolas: a guaranteed escape!


Grand Site de France®

the puy de Dôme


The highest volcano of the Chaîne des Puys range, the Puy de Dôme peaks at 1,465 m. Climb to the top on foot or aboard the panoramic rack railway. A breathtaking panorama unfolds at the summit with a 360° view of more than 80 volcanoes - the greatest range in Europe! On a clear day, you can see all the way to Mont Blanc.

Rack railway

Panoramic view of the Domes


Discover the different colours of the seasons on a journey to the summit of the Puy de Dôme, accessible to everyone. The landscapes gently unfold along the track: forests, gentle slopes and steep faces, with blue skies peeking through a blanket of clouds, until the summit finally appears.

Rise to the summit
The largest in France

Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park


The Parc des Volcans, in the heart of Auvergne, is made up of remarkable landscapes, flora and fauna. But it also owes its singularity to an entire rural community that has been able to retain its know-how and culture. The area encompassed by the Parc des Volcans has 4 national nature reserves: the Réserve de la Vallée de Chaudefour, the Réserve des Sagnes de la Godivelle, the Réserve du Rocher de la Jacquette and the Réserve Chastreix Sancy. Through its valleys, on the high plateaux and ridges, alongside the rivers and lakes, in the forests and through the fields, the park provides all outdoor enthusiasts with some fantastic trips along the trails, which are marked GR or PR.

Video : Vulcania : A family visit

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