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The Chaîne des Puys

Looking to discover exceptional geological heritage? Come and explore the Chaîne des Puys with its volcanoes, theme parks, events and more.

The Chaîne des Puys is a chain of more than 80 volcanoes, lined up north to south. The range is 45 km long, with a width ranging from 3 to 5 km. The volcanoes are relatively young: the first eruption took place here 95,000 years ago, with the most recent one just 8,600 years ago. Its highest point is the Puy de Dome (1,465 m).

The Chaîne des Puys – Limagne Fault “tectonic arena” was granted Unesco World Heritage status on July 2, 2018. It is the first natural site in mainland France to be included on the list.

Chaîne des Puys - Faille de Limagne
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A Unesco World Heritage site

The Chaîne des Puys - Limagne Rift was awarded Unesco World Heritage status on 2 July 2018.

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