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.
A Unesco World Heritage site
The Chaîne des Puys - Limagne Fault was awarded Unesco World Heritage status on 2 July 2018.Find out more
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Shuttles to the Puy de Dome and Vulcania
The shuttle linking Clermont-Ferrand to the Panoramique des Dômes train station is operated by Loisirs des Voyages – Groupe Keolis. It runs every day of the week, including holidays and on May 1st. Find the shuttle that suits you and arrive and the foot of the Puy de Dôme or at Vulcania.Find out more