Panoramique des Dômes, Orcines

(4/5 based on 700 reviews on the web)
The 5.2 km (3.2 mi) long rack railway, Panoramique des Dômes takes you to the top of the Puy de Dôme at the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne (Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne). The train has a capacity of 1,200 people per hour. Ride the train to experience exceptional 360 degree panoramic views and the Temple de Mercure (Temple of Mercury). With our custom trip planner, Clermont-Ferrand attractions like Panoramique des Dômes can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • After taking the rack railway (highly recommended with children as to the back) you discover a site completely renovated with paths which go around the top and allow you to see very far if the time is with you. Attention however with children at a young age can be dangerous (this does not prevent the visit, you just watch them)
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  • Fun to do with kids, when the weather. An interesting way to discover the top of the puy-de-dome. A little expensive anyway.
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  • A pleasant way to reach the top of Puy de Dôme. A good alternative for the walk to the more than 1600 metres high top. Down walking can always make..
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  • Amazing views! It was pretty cold and windy but we survived and the view was worth it. We took the train round trip as we had already done a lot of hiking earlier in the day. The return ticket was 13.50 € per person.
  • Nice view over half france but cold and windy too. Spectacular cloud formations visible, which change during seconds. Price for train is ok (13,5€ p. P. two way)
  • Worth a half day visit! Amazing views from the top and really convenient transport.
  • Quick and easy but a bit too expensive. Wonderful panorama up there
  • A beautiful place on top of Puy de Domes. A must see!