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Tourism to Puy-de-Dome Volcano

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”

6 Ancient Volcanoes to Visit in Europe

Volcanic mountains have been there for as long as the planet has been in existence. Civilizations have been built around volcanic mountains and also been destroyed by the mountains, an example of this is the Pompeii City in ancient Rome. Volcanic mountains currently act as tourist attractions and many people spend a lot of money to visit some of the most famous mountains in the world. In this article, we will look at 5 of Europe’s top volcanic mountains that you can visit. 1. Puy de Dome, France Located in the Auvergne region in France, this range of volcanic mountains has had no activity for seven thousand years. Surrounding the mountain, there are lava cones, domes, hot water springs and lakes making the area look scenic and beautiful. It is worth noting that the region surrounding the mountain is the largest volcanic area in Europe. 2. Mount Vesuvius, Italy The volcano last erupted in 1944 and it’s the most popular in Europe. Its altitude is 1281 metres above sea level and is situated within Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio National Park.… Read more “6 Ancient Volcanoes to Visit in Europe”