With an area of 395 000 hectares, the Parc Regional des Volcans d'Auvergne Natural is the largest regional park in mainland France Natural! Straddling the departments of Puy-de-Dôme and Cantal, this vast territory for hiking four volcanic massifs, which are the volcanos, the Monts Dore, Cézallier and the Cantal mountains and that what an old granite plateau Artense.
In the Puy-de-Dôme, nature lovers are sure to explore the volcanos, the best known of the website - and busiest - is the Puy de Dome. From the top, the view takes an exceptional view of the volcanoes of Auvergne! Further south, the summit of the Puy de Sancy also offers a great view, this time on the landscapes of Monts Dore.
The Tuilière and Sanadoire rocks (remains of ancient volcanoes separated by Fontsalade Valley), Lake Guery (highest lake of Auvergne), Chaudefour valley and its nature reserve, the lake Chambon, Pavin and Aydat the quiet mountains Cézallier, or the castle of Murol and the Romanesque churches of Orcival and Saint-Nectaire, are places to discover.
To visit: Vulcania, the European Park of Volcanism, located near the puy Lemptegy, in the municipality of Saint-Ours-les-Roches, which is an information space that is both fun and interactive dedicated to the world of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena in the world.
To learn more about the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne, the Park House, located in the castle Montlosier in Aydat offers extensive information, exhibitions and themed walks.
Booklet Park Volcanoes https://vu.fr/IYxv
Hiking Map: https://vu.fr/ztpg