A discovery of the volcanoes of Auvergne

The Chaîne des Puys|Photo Francis CormonThe Puy de Dôme|The Puy de Sancy|The vulcania theme park|The Château de Murol|The village of Orcival|

Description
Themes : nature, relaxation, family, week-end,

Forming the largest set of volcanoes in Europe, the puy de Dome and the puy de Sancy are the culmination of the Auvergne Volcano Park. These former strato-volcanoes are majestic and powerful.

Vulcania is a theme park unique in its kind. Dug into the volcanic rock, he discovered the fascinating world of volcanoes.

It passes through the villages of Saint-NECTAIRE and Orcival and Château-Dauphin de Pontgibaud castles and Murol.


Accomodation
Hotel de la Poste, Pontgibaud, France (en)
Hôtel
Hotel de la Poste is set in Pontgibaud, just a 2-minute walk from the town centre and 450 metres from Dauphin Castle....
Hôtel Les Volcans, Murol, France (en)
Hôtel
Set in a village in Auvergne, Hotel Les Volcans is just a 3-minute drive from Lake Chambon....
Hôtel Notre Dame, Orcival, France (en)
Hôtel
This 2-star hotel is located in the town of Orcival, in the heart of Auvergne region. It features an on-site restaurant and is just 3 km from Cordès......
The stages
A
Vulcania
Vulcania is a theme park unique in its kind. Dug into the volcanic rock, the Park is ¾ underground to discover the fascinating world of volcanoes.
B
Château-Dauphin
Château-Dauphin de Pontgibaud was built in the 12th century and completed until the 15th century. The garden of Château-Dauphin is attested as earl 16th century, it is classified as a «Remarkable garden»
C
The Puy de Dôme
In the heart of the Park of the volcanos of Auvergne Puy-de-Dôme is the culmination of the Chaîne des Puys which has 80 volcanoes. 1465 metres above sea level, it offers a unique viewpoint on the most beautiful volcanic all European.
D
Saint-NECTAIRE
Saint-NECTAIRE is famous for its cheese, but it is also a true auvergnat village with its Church of the 12th century with a spa town built in the 19th century.
E
The Château de Murol
Perched on its rocky spur, the Château de Murol resembles a huge fireplace which cut panels repeat the form of the piton carved in slope.
F
The Puy de Sancy
Located in the Parc naturel régional des Volcans d'Auvergne, Puy de Sancy is the highest volcano in metropolitan France, it culminates at 1 886 meters above sea level. Summit one has an extraordinary view on the landscapes preserved the Monts Dore.
G
Orcival
Orcival is a charming mountain village unveiling its houses with turrets on background of andesite and slate and especially its beautiful Romanesque Basilica Notre-Dame-des-Fers.
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