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Amusement Park in Puy de Dôme


The Auvergne's long-extinct volcanoes are brought back to life in spectacular style at Vulcania volcanic theme park, 15km west of Clermont on the D941. Combining educational museum with thrills and spills, highlight…
Amusement Park in Puy de Dôme

Volcan de Lemptégy

At Volcan de Lemptégy, just across the D941B from Vulcania amusement park, you can set off on foot or aboard a little motorised ‘train’ to discover volcanic landscapes (chimneys, lava flows and more). The intense ‘d…
Ruin in Puy de Dôme

Temple de Mercure

An enigmatic imprint of the distant past stands atop the summit of Puy de Dôme: a 1st-century Gallo-Roman temple undergoing gradual restoration. The ruins, discovered in the 19th century, are an intriguing photo-op,…
Modern French in Puy de Dôme

1911 Restaurant

Reserve ahead for a feast on the summit of Puy de Dôme, from mushroom terrines and scallops surfing a herbal foam, to artfully arranged macarons.