Volcanoes of Auvergne Regional Nature Park
Discover the landscapes and spectacular flora and fauna of this delightful nature destination on foot, horseback or by mountain bike.
Hiking is the perfect way to explore the volcanoes of the Auvergne mountains.
Not to be missed:
A hike around Le Puy de Dôme (1,465m), the largest of the volcanic domes in the Les Puys mountains, which offers a unique panorama of the whole range.
Crossing the Massif du Sancy, the long-distance path known as “Le Tour des Lacs d'Auvergne”, extends for 189km around 15 volcanic lakes.
In the Cantal, footpaths which can also be followed on horseback lead to the heart of the largest volcano in Europe in the Le Puy Mary mountain range. This is an official “Grand Site de France” and its harmonious appearance makes it one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the Auvergne.
In addition to its natural attractions, this park is also home to numerous charming villages where you can learn all about the culture of the region and taste the typical cuisine of the Auvergne.
Lastly, learn all about the history of this region in a fun and informative way. Surrounded by volcanoes, the Vulcania amusement park introduces visitors to the power and mysteries of the depths of the earth and the force of nature through reconstructions and spectacular attractions.