The Chaine de Puy is located in Massiff Central in Central France, it has 80 volcanoes with a 45 kilometers range. Puy-de-Dome volcano is its highest point. It is located just 10 kilometers away from Clermond Ferrand andit has an incredible history, that dates back to the Roman empire. There used to be a temple to roman god Mercury, god of travelers and traders.
It belongs to Puy-de-Dome department, the one that takes its name from the volcano. The Puy-de-Dome was granted, with the rest of the Chaine des Puys, a World Heritage status by the UNESCO, the only natural Heritage in mainland France.
Easy to reach
Puy-de-Dome is extremely easy to reach by freeway. Just rent a car at Toulouse airport parking
and you will be there in three and a half hours, via A20 and A89 (this way you will have to pay a toll fee).
Another option is to take A75 from Toulouse airport which will take an hour longer, but will reward you with beautiful sight seen of central France.
Also, you can leave your car… Read more “Tourism to Puy-de-Dome Volcano”