Puy-de-Dome, Clermont-Ferrand

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One of the youngest volcanoes in the region, Puy-de-Dome is a large lava dome in a chain of volcanoes that includes numerous cinder cones, lava domes, and maars (volcano craters). This is a well-known area for paragliding as the summit offers expansive views of the Chaîne des Puys and Clermont-Ferrand. You can stop in the restaurant, shops, or the visitor center to get information on the history and geology of the area. Walk the pedestrian path that was formerly a Roman road leading to the Temple of Mercury. The vehicle road previously leading to the summit is now closed so visitors must hike up on foot or take the Panoramique des Dômes, a rack railway. Hikers can also reach the Puy using a footpath on the northern side, which runs past the Nid de la Poule (Hen Nest) crater. The GR 4 long-distance European trail uses this footpath and the sentier des muletiers (mule trail) to traverse the mountain. Plan your visit to Puy-de-Dome and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Clermont-Ferrand trip planner.
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  • We arrived at the large car park and you could see the summit clearly. Due to the train schedule it was about an hour before we reached the top and by then the mist had completely covered the top and ...  more »
  • Disappointed you pay to go up and see nothing in high time covered and rainy we would have to notify us at least! a minimum what
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  • Ascension of the puy de Dome by the path of the carriers is an essential output for the discovery of the Park of the volcanos of Auvergne. The effort required is largely rewarded on arrival by the point of seen exceptional and the beauty of the site.
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