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Discovering the Auvergne Volcanoes

The Parc naturel régional des Volcans d'Auvergne welcomes you!

The history of the Auvergne Volcanoes

Located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Volcans d'Auvergne are a fascinating testimony to France's past and present volcanic activity. Their history goes back millions of years, when massive eruptions created this unique landscape.

Often considered "extinct" in the traditional sense, they are not totally inactive. Rather, they are in a state of dormancy, meaning that they can resume activity at any time, even if this is unlikely on a human scale.

The persistence of the Auvergne Volcanoes is due to plate tectonics. Situated at the junction of several tectonic plates, the region is a zone of weakness in the earth's crust where magma can rise.

Group activities around Volcans d'Auvergne

🥾 The site offers a multitude of exciting activities to share with several depending on the different volcanoes.
  • The Puyde-Dôme offers spectacular hikes to the summit of the emblematic volcano. It offers panoramic views of the Chaîne des Puys and the surrounding countryside. You can also take the cogwheel train up to the top.
  • Puy de Sancy is the highest peak in the Auvergne. In summer, you can go hiking, while winter is more suited to skiing.
  • The Puy de Lemptégy has been converted into a tourist attraction. Descend into the bowels of the Earth to explore an ancient lava quarry.
As a group, you can also explore the picturesque villages of the region, visit volcanology museums or take part in guided excursions.

Group hotel accommodation in Orcines

Discovering the Auvergne Volcanoes is ideal for groups. Are you looking for a hotel for several people?
Our hotel-restaurant in the Puy-de-Dôme region of Auvergne is the perfect place to stay with your group.
Choose your tastefully decorated room from our different ranges: We can offer special menus and reduced rates for group get-togethers.

🤳🏻 Book your stay at our hotel near Clermont-Ferrand now, so you can explore the region as a group!
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