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Visit Puy-de-Dôme in Auvergne

Take advantage of the many things to do in Auvergne and the diverse landscapes of the Puy-de-Dôme for outings as a family in the fresh air. The lakes, rivers, valleys, and volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys range offer a multitude of activities. The natural spirit of the Auvergne is preserved in two of France's largest regional nature parks: the Auvergne Volcanoes Park and the Livradois-Forez Park.
Hiking in the Chaîne des Puys
Hiking in the Chaîne des Puys

A Paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts

The Puy-de-Dôme, is a "must-see" attraction for anyone who enjoys hiking. Take advantage of more than 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of posted trails, many of them specially designed for families.

Be sure to visit the Puy de Dôme volcano for a view of the Chaîne des Puys and the Sancy Mountains.

The department also offers a vast variety of things to do in Auvergne. A wonderland for open-air sports enthusiasts and providing a welcome break for the family at any time of year . Check out our selection of activities, with sports including cycling, skiing, horseback riding, paragliding, canoeing-kayaking, swimming, hot air balloon flights, snowshoeing, and more.


Visit the Puy-de-Dôme as a family

We propose an exciting selection of unique sites to visit: Vulcania, L’Aventure Michelin, the Lemptégy Volcano … and a host of events suitable for the whole family. Check out our selction of activites for kids for a memorable holiday.
Always attentive to the high quality of the welcome reserved for visitors here, our tourist service providers offer a wide range of accommodation possibilities including: hotels, gîtes, furnished accommodation, campsites, tourist apartment complexes, B&Bs or holiday villages, all at affordable prices.


Montpeyroux, a "Most Beautiful Village"
Montpeyroux, a "Most Beautiful Village"

The Puy-de-Dôme: An area famous for its heritage and gastronomy

Our architectural heritage is remarkably well preserved and comprised of remarkable villages, Renaissance chateaux, major churches representing the Auvergne's Romanesque art (Orcival, Saint-Nectaire, Issoire, Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Saturnin) and spa resorts (Le Mont Dore, La Bourboule, Royat or Châtel-Guyon), etc. Take advantage of a wide choice of visits combined with a chance to sample local products and specialities adding to the list of things to do in Auvergne.


The Puy-de-Dôme is never far away

Situated in the centre of France, the Puy-de-Dôme is an easy-to-reach holiday destination, here to help you get the most from a healthy and authentic holiday at the lowest possible cost.

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