• Marc Sagot/PNR Volcans d'Auvergne

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    The summit of the Puy de Dôme

    The Symbol of a Region

    The Puy de Dôme is a 1,465-meter high volcano located not far from Clermont-Ferrand.

    Considered sacred in Roman times, it is now one of the most difficult tests on the Tour de France bike race.

    A number of experiments were carried out at the volcano’s summit. This was where Blaise Pascal did his experiment on the weight of air in 1648. Eugène Renaux landed his plane on the top in 1911.

    Today, you can admire the view, dine at the summit or throw yourself into space from the top with a paraglider!

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