Le Puy-De-Dôme

Puy de Dôme, an emblematic volcano of Auvergne, is a geological wonder which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscapes. Located just a few kilometers from Saint-Genest-Champanelle, it is accessible by car, bus or even on foot for hiking enthusiasts. The more adventurous can opt for the climb on foot following the marked trails, an enriching experience which will reward them with an incredible panorama once at the summit.


Discover Vulcania: a unique amusement park, dedicated to volcanology and volcanoes. Experience thrills, explore the mysteries of volcanic eruptions, and immerse yourself in an immersive adventure in the heart of volcanoes. Entertainment, education, and discovery combine for an unforgettable experience.

Lac de Servières​

A few kilometers from Saint-Genest-Champanelle, Lake Servières is a true haven of peace in the heart of nature. Surrounded by lush green forests and gentle hills, the lake provides an ideal setting for family walks, picnics with friends or a relaxing solo break.

Le Lac Chambon​

Nestled in the heart of the mountains of Auvergne, France, Lake Chambon is a natural wonder with crystal clear waters surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. This strikingly beautiful lake is a true haven of peace where visitors can recharge their batteries and reconnect with nature.

Grottes de Jonas​

A few kilometers from Saint-Genest-Champanelle, the Jonas caves are a real delight for lovers of caving and geology. These underground caves are made up of impressive rock formations, such as stalactites, stalagmites and draperies, the result of thousands of years of geological processes.

Les Grottes du Clierzou

The Clierzou caves, located on the Puy de Clierzou, offer a unique experience not to be missed during your visit to the region. Nestled in the heart of the wild nature of Auvergne, these caves offer a breathtaking panorama of the majestic Puy-de-Dôme, adding a magical touch to your exploration.

Le temple bouddhiste Dhagpo Kundreul Ling​

The Dhagpo Kundreul Ling Buddhist temple, located in the commune of Montvalezan in Savoie, France, is a place of peace and spirituality which welcomes practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism of the Kagyu current. Founded in 1980 by Kalu Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan spiritual master, this Buddhist center has become a haven for students seeking wisdom, meditation and personal development.

Basilique Notre-Dame d'Orcival​

Nestled in the heart of the green landscapes of Puy-de-Dôme in France, the Notre-Dame d’Orcival basilica is an architectural and spiritual jewel that has fascinated for centuries. Built between the 11th and 12th centuries, this magnificent Romanesque basilica perfectly embodies medieval religious art.

Le Château de Murol

Perched on a rocky outcrop in the heart of Auvergne, France, Murol Castle is a medieval gem dating from the 12th century. Witness to countless historical events, it offers spectacular views and embodies the spirit of the medieval era with its imposing towers and rooms steeped in history. This iconic site attracts visitors from all over the world, fascinated by its tumultuous past and its captivating atmosphere.

Château de Montlosier​

Located not far from Saint-Genest-Champanelle, the Château de Montlosier is a true architectural gem. This historic castle, dating from the 18th century, is nestled in the heart of a wooded park and offers a picturesque setting ideal for strolling.

La Cathédrale de Clermont-Ferrand

Proudly dominating the city of Clermont-Ferrand, in the heart of the center, the Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption cathedral is an architectural marvel that testifies to the grandeur of French Gothic art. Built mainly from the 13th century, this cathedral impresses with its majesty and timeless beauty.

Le Volcan de Lemptégy​

Located in the heart of the Chaîne des Puys, in Auvergne, France, the Lemptégy volcano offers an immersive experience into the fascinating world of volcanic geology. This remarkable site, formed thousands of years ago during spectacular eruptions, features a unique landscape characterized by its craters, lava tubes and astonishing rock formations.

Le Chemin Fais'Art

The Chemin Fais’Art is much more than a simple walk: it is a real open-air art gallery. This enchanting trail, winding through lush nature, offers an immersive experience where art blends harmoniously with the landscape.

Le Puy de Sancy​

Puy de Sancy, located in the Massif Central in Auvergne, is the highest point of the Sancy mountain range and the highest peak in the Massif Central, reaching an altitude of 1,885 meters. This majestic extinct volcano is a must-see for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts.

Puy de Sancy offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

La Vallée des Saints

The Valley of the Saints is a little-known gem that harmoniously fuses history, culture and nature. This exceptional site houses a unique collection of monumental sculptures representing emblematic figures of Auvergne history and mythology.

La Cheminée de fée de Saint-Diéry​

The Fairy Chimney is a geological formation that captivates the imagination. Sculpted by the forces of erosion over centuries, this natural curiosity evokes the image of an enchanted fireplace straight out of a fairy tale.

In this green setting, the slender silhouette of the Fairy Chimney and its shades of color offer a striking spectacle.

Le Méandre de Queuille

The Méander de Queuille is a remarkable geological formation which amazes with its natural beauty and remarkable shape. This spectacular meander, shaped over time by the waters of the Sioule river, offers a breathtaking spectacle.

In this green setting, the Méander de Queuille unfolds majestically.

Le Puy des Goules​

Puy des Goules is a remarkable geological formation which attracts attention with its singularity and natural beauty. This impressive site, shaped by the forces of nature over millennia, offers a fascinating and mysterious spectacle.

Rising majestically above the surrounding valley.

La Vallée de Chaudefour

The Chaudefour Valley is a natural gem that seduces with its diversity and preserved beauty. This true haven of greenery, nestled between the mountains, offers visitors an enchanted escape into an exceptionally rich ecosystem.

Les grottes de Perrier​

The Perrier caves are a geological treasure that fascinates with their natural beauty and their thousand-year-old history. These underground cavities, formed over centuries by the forces of nature, offer visitors a unique adventure in the heart of the earth.

Exploring the Perrier caves reveals an astonishing underground world, where stalactites, stalagmites and extraordinary rock formations unfold in captivating plays of light

Clermont Auvergne Tourisme

Clermont Auvergne Tourisme invites you to discover much more during your stay in our region. In addition to the must-sees presented above, we invite you to explore our many other historical treasures that are sure to make your experience unforgettable.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the region by visiting emblematic sites such as the Château de Ravel, a testimony to medieval architecture, or the Gallo-Roman remains of Gergovie, a place steeped in legends and ancestral stories.

Le Massif de Sancy​

The Sancy massif offers you the opportunity to discover a multitude of activities to do such as leisure activities, snow activities, winter sports such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, etc. But also places to visit, picturesque villages, remarkable natural sites to explore. In addition, you can enjoy walks and hikes through varied and unspoilt landscapes, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and surrounding nature.

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