Chaîne des Puys

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Chaîne des Puys Orcines Reviews

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Unique volcanic landscapes in France Jan 22, 2013
The Chaine des Puys is part of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park, and consists in a range of inactive volcanoes located at an approximately 20-30 minutes drive from the city of Clermont-Ferrand.

It encompasses approximately 60 volcanoes, the most famous and most visited being the Puy de Dome, whose elevation is of 1460 m (4800 ft) and provides beautiful views of the range, and of the region in general. The summit is accessible by hiking or by train.

There are a lot of less famous mountains, like Puy Pariou, Puy Chopine, Puy de Lassolas, that provides spectacular views of volcanic craters. These mountains are a lot less crowded then the summit of the Puy de Dome can be, especially on week-end days, however trail heads can be harder to find.

The region in general features gorgeous landscapes, especially during fall.
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