The Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park, an unmissable part of your holiday!
Come and conquer the prestigious summits of the Auvergne volcanoes this summer! Grouped together in the heart of France’s largest natural park, these age-old massifs form a 120km-long chain, encompassing the Monts Dômes and the Monts Dore to the north, the Monts du Cantal to the south, the Artense granite plateau and the Cézallier Massif in the centre. In all, nearly 400 hectares invite you to share a host of unforgettable adventures amidst nature at its best!
At the foot of the volcanoes, make the most of your Sandaya campsite’s breathtaking natural setting as you settle yourself comfortably in a fully-equipped cottage or on a tree-planted pitch! At last you can get far away from the everyday! Enjoy the swimming pools of the water park to unwind, the sports grounds to release all that pent-up energy, the free entertainment to let off steam and all the circular hiking trails around the campsite to switch off in the heart of nature. With so much to discover you’ll certainly never be bored, not even for a second!
Visit the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park with the family
This summer, the kids won’t just be able to admire some of the highest volcanoes in Europe but they’ll also be able to pierce all their mysteries! For a fabulous journey to the origins of the Auvergne volcanoes, head for Vulcania, the theme park emblematic of the Puy-de-Dôme. Interactive attractions and activities, 3D films and immersive experiences, Vulcania near Clermont-Ferrand has found the perfect way to combine science with entertainment and turn learning into fun. The whole family will love it!
And to take your exploration even further, head for the Lemptégy volcano in the Chaîne des Puys and a trip deep into the heart of its crater. On foot or aboard a little train, an extraordinary immersive visit awaits as you relive the formation of this 30,000 year-old volcano.
Visit the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park as a couple
Fancy getting out into the fresh air with nature as far as the eye can see? The Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park offers all you could want to quench your thirst for adventure. Outings to the very top, discovering the regional terroir, bathing in the heart of nature, it’s the ideal break for all lovers of wide open spaces.
To soak up all the beauty of the landscape, begin by exploring on foot: the innumerable way-marked footpaths that leave from the campsite offer an irresistible invitation to explore beyond the horizon. Unmissable, the climb to the top of the Puy de Dôme, the highest summit of the Chaîne des Puys, rewards you with a view that is simply grandiose. But if you find that sort of height a little intimidating, then make the most of the paths around the mountain lakes: Lake Chambon, Lake Pavin or the Aydat lake, Auvergne more than deserves its nickname of “France’s water tower”!
Camping Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park: our handy tips for a successful stay
The most courageous can climb the Puy de Sancy (1,886m), the highest summit in the Massif Central!
After all that effort, treat yourself to one of the many local delicacies: Saint-Nectaire cheese, truffade, a delicious apple-filled “pompe aux pommes”... Totally mouth-watering!
Travelling with baby? Opt for the Panoramique des Dômes, the train that will carry you to the top of the Puy-de-Dôme!
And why not try taking to the air? Paraglider or hot-air balloon, the choice is yours for a spectacular view over the entire Park!