Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park
The Puy-de-Dôme, the ideal holiday destination!
It’s only natural that campers choose the Puy-de-Dôme as their holiday destination. Beyond the prestigious Chaîne de Puys, a Unesco heritage site, this vast green setting is waiting to reveal a thousand and one treasures to all who love nature: mountain lakes, hiking trails, outdoor leisure activities... And in the centre, a Sandaya campsite so you can enjoy it all throughout the summer!
Come and make it a date at the foot of the volcanoes for your stay in a cottage, a chalet or on an authentic camping pitch. On-site, revel in the heated water park with covered swimming pool and waterslides for the kids. In addition to the impressive choice of sports in the heart of nature that surround the campsite, you can also work off any excess energy on our sports grounds and during the campsite activities: fitness, aquagym, yoga... you’ll be spoilt for choice! Then, when it’s time to take a break, lose yourself in contemplation as you breathe the pure mountain air. A holiday in the Puy-de-Dôme will suit you to a T.
Visit the Puy-de-Dôme with the family
When camping in the department of the Puy-de-Dôme, there is one outing that is truly unmissable... the Puy de Dôme itself! The highest summit in the Chaîne des Puys, this ancient volcano gave its name to the whole department. After a great holiday breakfast with the family, lace up your walking shoes ready to climb its 1,465m. The view from the top is more than worth the effort! To pierce all its secrets head to Vulcania, the famous theme park dedicated to volcanoes. With its interactive exhibits it offers the perfect way to learn whilst having fun!
On your way back to the campsite, stop off at Murol Castle, standing proudly above Lake Chambon. In summer, knights and troubadours take over the fortress to immerse you in the heart of the Middle Ages. A visit that is always an unfailing success for families!
Visit the Puy-de-Dôme as a couple
To enjoy a complete panorama over the Puy-de-Dôme, all you have to do is climb to the top of its highest summit! So set your heading for the Puy de Sancy, with its total height of 1,886m it’s the highest volcano in France. But if the very idea of an ascent of 546m on foot gives you vertigo, take the cable car and relax as you admire its incredible views.
The slopes of the Puy de Sancy offer plenty of fascinating discoveries for the two of you. Unmissable, a visit to the Saint-Nectaire church provides a breathtaking view over the whole massif. And don’t leave without tasting its famous PDO cheese! Over in Mont-Dore, a spot of wellness therapy is exactly what you need after all that effort. Not just a renowned spa resort, you can also take a refreshing walk to discover its innumerable waterfalls!
Camping Puy-de-Dôme: our handy tips for a successful stay
Climb aboard the “Panoramique des Dômes”, an electric train that will take you to the summit of the Puy de Dôme!
Enjoy a dip in the Aydat lake, the largest in Auvergne. Its watersports centre never fails to delight all freshwater sailors!
In Super-Besse stock up on thrills and excitement with the “Fantasticable” zip wire, 1,600m long no less!
With 5 officially listed cheeses and its famous “truffade”, the Puy-de-Dôme is also the No. 1 destination for all who love great food!