Description: This is a vast site where you can see many features typical of the volcanic landscape such as volcanic chimneys, lava flows and huge volcanic bombs. You can do the 2 different tours, one on foot and the other by train. A written English translation is available.

Location: On route D941b about 18kms NW of Clermont-Ferrand in
Saint Ours les Roches.

General Info: (French only) Tel No: 0(4) 73 62 23  25 Open all day (times vary) from early Feb-mid Nov plus the Christmas holidays. Different prices for guided and self visits. Average of €6* for children and €8* adults.

Our recommendations: Perhaps combine with a visit to Volcania.  If you are staying for a few days in the area it may be worth buying a 3 site pass to cover this attraction as well as Vulcania and the Puy de Dôme. This costs €28* per person.

For the children: Children over 4 and over 1m20 may enjoy ending their visit in the Exploding Mine, a simulated earthquake, and the only one of its kind in France.

*Prices are approximate, please check with the operator.


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