Auvergne

Puy-de-Dôme

Puy-de-Dôme
The Essential
Puy-de-Dôme is the kingdom of volcanoes. The Chaîne des Puys, with its rounded summits, some bare, some wooded, form the spine of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park. The Puy de Dôme (1 465m), the highest peak, commands a magnificent view of the Monts Dore, which are dominated by the Massif du Sancy (1 885m), the highest point of the Massif Central, and the Massif du Cézallier. Follow up the excursion with an instructive visit to Vulcania, where you can find out all you ever wanted to know about how these volcanoes were formed.
For a change of terrain, head to Clermont-Ferrand, which boasts a magnificent example of Auvergne Romanesque art in the form of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Port, then take a break in the spa town of La Bourboule or stop off at St-Nectaire and taste the famous cheese!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Puy-de-Dôme

Massif du Sancy Massif du Sancy
Massif du Sancy
Le Mont-Dore
5:00
Dôme mountains Dôme mountains
Dôme mountains
Clermont-Ferrand
2:00
Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port
Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port
Clermont-Ferrand
1:00
Puy de Dôme Puy de Dôme
Puy de Dôme
Montrodeix
2:00
Monts du Forez Monts du Forez
Monts du Forez
Champdieu
1:00
L'Aventure Michelin L'Aventure Michelin
L'Aventure Michelin
Clermont-Ferrand
2:00