Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Regional Park
Le Mont-Dore, the ideal holiday destination!
It is for its multitude of activities for every age that campers love staying at Le Mont-Dore. Not only is it home to the Puy de Sancy, the highest mountain in Auvergne, but Le Mont-Dore is also the kingdom of outdoor sports with a great range of leisure pursuits for all the family. And since its air, just like its water, is exceptionally pure, it would really be a shame not to make the most of it!
In the heart of this sublime natural setting, dominated by the Auvergne volcanoes, your Sandaya campsite in the Puy-de-Dôme makes the perfect spot to take a break and recharge the batteries. At 800m above sea-level, discover far horizons a world away from the everyday! Treat yourself to the serenity of a fully-equipped mobile home or make nature your garden on an authentic camping pitch. In addition to the thousand and one activities available in the Sancy Massif, enjoy all the advantages offered by your Sandaya campsite: water park with covered and heated swimming pool, entertainment for all the family, luxury services, and all in a very special natural setting. It’s time to come and discover it for yourself!
Visit Le Mont-Dore with the family
In summer, Le Mont-Dore offers a mountain of leisure activities for all the family. And to make the very most of it, there’s nothing better than climbing the Pic du Capucin to discover all the activities available at the top. During the summer months you can easily reach its summit aboard the legendary Mont-Dore funicular railway, the oldest electric funicular in France!
And once at the top, simply take your pick: hiking with the family, trail-running, tree-climbing, via ferrata... You can even experience the thrills of a hair-raising summer luge run! Our favourite excursion: the Sylvatorium, a sensory trail through the Le Capucin forest, renowned for its soothing effects!
Visit Le Mont-Dore as a couple
As the departure point for the Puy de Sancy, Le Mont-Dore is home to the highest view of the Massif Central. After your ascent by cable car, it’s only a 20-minute walk to reach the summit at an altitude of 1,886m. You’re truly on the roof of Auvergne. All you have to do now is soak up the incredible panoramic view! After so much effort you certainly deserve a little comfort: it’s time to head for Le Mont-Dore’s historical spa. With its Byzantine architecture and Roman remains it’s as fascinating as a museum to visit, but why not make the most of the moment for a spa session, just the two of you together?
Bring your visit to Le Mont-Dore to a close by heading off along the Ronde des Cascades, a waymarked footpath through the heart of the forest. At the end of your route the Le Queureuilh and Le Rosignolet waterfalls provide a well-deserved reward!
Camping Le Mont-Dore: our handy tips for a successful stay
1-hour, 3-hour, 6-hour... There are footpaths and hiking trails everywhere you look in Le Mont-Dore. Choose your favourite!
Golf-lovers? The Le Mont-Dore course offers the bonus of a unique view towards the mountain ridges of the Sancy Massif!
In Le Mont-Dore, no less than 9 waymarked trails invite you to take a deep breath of fresh air in the heart of nature!
Before heading off on an expedition, don’t forget to check the weather forecast to avoid being caught out by a thunderstorm.