Riom City Guide
The Puy-de-Dôme: a walk to the summit
Consisting of 80 volcanoes, the Chaîne de Puys located a few minutes drive from our hotel, forms a stunning chain of breathtaking beauty. The Chaîne des Puys-Limagne Plain is a UNESCO World Heritage site listed as a “tectonic arena”. Climbing the Puy-de-Dôme as your first-time encounter with volcanoes is an experience that is not to be missed. There are two invigorating green tourism ways to reach the 1,465m summit: either valiantly equipped with walking shoes and a backpack so you can fully admire the many panoramas, or by taking the little tourist train, the “Panoramique des Dômes”.
At the summit, you will be in awe of the majestic spectacle of Auvergne’s rolling hills and craters and by the graceful dance of paragliders and hang-gliders soaring between heaven and earth.