Useful information : When to go...
When to go
Summer is indisputably the top season to take to the waymarked paths along the slopes of the volcanoes. The cool air of the massifs contrasting with that of the plains, it can get very hot in Clermont-Ferrand. It's also the perfect season for water sports on Lac Chambon, as well as the time of year when Vulcania theme park puts on its programme of night-time events.
In spring, the daffodils and narcissi carpet the ground of the Monts du Cézallier. In autumn, also magnificent, the forests of the Chaîne des Puys take on tawny hues. An inversion of temperatures can also be observed quite often: the plain disappears in the fog, while the summits are basking in the sun.
In winter, the arrival of snow makes for many a happy skier, but can disrupt access by road.
Formalities and useful addresses
Tourist office – www.auvergne-destination-volcans.com