Puy de Dôme

 © William Crochot 

26 August 2021  |  Nature , UNESCO

The volcanoes of Auvergne

The discovery of its places combines nature, diversity of protected and wild flora and fauna, a jewel of the natural heritage.

Volcanoes have always shaped this thousand-faceted territory.

With an area of 389,733 hectares, it is the largest regional natural park in mainland France.

Puy de Charmont

 © ATCMarty — https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=108668561 

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Chaîne des Puys - Limagne fault tectonic hotspot was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2018 during the 42nd World Heritage Committee in Manama. It thus becomes the first natural site registered in hexagonal France.

Do you know the Puy de Dôme?

It is the highest summit of the Chaîne des Puys tectonic hotspot. It is both protected and landscaped. A symbolic place steeped in history which can be visited throughout the year. A real playground with 1465 m of vertical drop, on land with hikes or in the air with paragliding jumps.

If you are passing through the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, then you can discover the magnificent Auvergne volcanoes.

Lac Pavin

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