The puy de la vache

© Puy de la vache

The Puy de la Vache reaches a height of 1,167 metres. Its main lava flow, together with that of the Puy de Lassolas, is known as the Cheire d'Aydat. By blocking off valleys, it created various lakes including the Etang de la Cassière to the north and the Lac d'Aydat to the south in the Veyre valley. These 8,000 year old volcanoes are the most recently-formed of their kind in the Chaîne des Puys.

Opening dates and times

All year round.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Services and equipment

Pets allowed : Les animaux sont acceptés à condition qu'ils soient tenus en laisse.
Single visit : Unguided individual tours available permanently, Guided individual tours on request
Group visit : Unguided group tours available permanently, Guided group tours on request
Equipment : Coach parking, Car park


  • Free access.