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Volcanoes of Auvergne Regional Nature Park Travel Guide
Puy Griou, Auvergne (© B. Piccoli - Fotolia.com)
Puy Griou, Auvergne.

Introduction

Blessed with some of France's most stunning scenery, this regional park is the number one attraction of Auvergne. The southern part, in Cantal, comprises the largest stratovolcanoes in Europe, culminating at the Plomb du Cantal (1,855 m).

The most ravishing summits are Puy Griou and Puy Mary rising from the Cirque du Falgoux. The wildly beautiful Gorges de la Rhue mark the limit with the Département du Puy-de-Dôme.

At the northern extremity is dominated by the Chaîne des Puys, a north-south oriented chain of cinder cones, lava domes, and maars. Puy de Sancy (1,885 m) is the highest peak in the Massif Central, but the more picturesque ones are the nicely circular Puy de Dôme, Puy de Côme or Puy Pariou featuring on the Volvic water bottles.

Please visit the official website for more information.

Puy-de-Côme, Auvergne (© img85h | iStockphoto.com)
Puy de Côme, Auvergne.

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