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Puy-de-Dome, Clermont-Ferrand

Categories: Volcanos, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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. Before you head to Clermont-Ferrand, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Clermont-Ferrand trip builder, to make sure you see all that Clermont-Ferrand has to offer, including Puy-de-Dome.
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  • If you are coming to Clermont fd the visit of the puy de dome is a must. Wonderful views, c attention is always very windy. Accessible on foot by way of the muleteers for the bravest or with the panoramic train. Do unquestionably
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  • Nice to do: after the train rack, volcanoes of sight, a temple dedicated to mercury in the building, an Observatory where you can see how the old temple was built. Beautiful!
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  • Different hiking routes, but they are accessible to all and well signposted. The climb is worth a glance. Easy to Park drive. Requires no special equipment, but provide warm clothes, it can be quite cool in altitude (early October)
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