Cantal mountains

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From the top of the Puy Mary the view takes in the Cantal mountains, Europe's biggest volcanic range. Originally a gigantic volcano, it has been worn down by millennia of erosion. The puys have taken on various shapes: Puy Griou appears like a peak; Puy Mary is pyramidal; and the highest, the Plomb de Cantal, resembles a huge fist. Twelve glacial valleys, home to several passes, radiate outwards via a number of passes, such as the Pas de Peyrol, the highest road in the Massif Central, leading to the Falgoux cirque.

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15000 Aurillac

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Puy Mary Puy Mary
Puy Mary
The horn-like shape of this puy is due
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Vallée de la Jordanne
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Plomb du Cantal
Plomb du Cantal
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Puy Mary Puy Mary
Puy Mary
The horn-like shape of this puy is due
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Cirque du Falgoux
Cirque du Falgoux
The Mars valley begins its life at the
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Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne
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