Rendez-vous at Volcan de Lemptégy

  • Volcan de Lemptégy

    © Volcan de Lemptégy, Traces d'Images, J.P. Marleix

    Volcan de Lemptégy

    © Volcan de Lemptégy, Traces d'Images, J.P. Marleix

  • Le petit train du volcan de Lemptégy

    © Volcan de Lemptégy, Traces d'Images, J.P. Marleix

    Le petit train du volcan de Lemptégy

    © Volcan de Lemptégy, Traces d'Images, J.P. Marleix

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Rendez-vous at Volcan de Lemptégy 63230 St-Ours-les-Roches fr

Inside the Volcano

Come and visit a volcano from the inside, with an enthusiastic guide, in the Chaîne des Puys, 15 minutes away from the town of Clermont-Ferrand.

This natural tourist site has, for twenty years, made vulcanology understandable by anybody, thanks to a recreational and interactive visit afoot or by train.

Following World War II, the Lemptégy Volcano became a source of material for rebuilding the populated areas of Normandy, in particular the city of Rouen. Gradual removal of volcanic slag for construction revealed the heart and structure of the volcano. Thirty thousand years of history rose from the depths of the earth!

Follow the guide !

There are 4 steps to your visit, which lasts 2:15 hours :

  • a movie on quarry-workers’ world and vulcanology in the Chaîne des Puys,
  • a visit on foot or by train alongside your guide, to understand how a Volcano works from the inside. Benefit from a panoramic view and discover geological wonders (volcanic bombs, vents and lava flows),
  • the industrial heritage of the Volcan de Lemptégy: move about the quarrying machines,
  • 4D simulator, “La Mine Explosive” (The Exploding Mine).

Opening hours

  • From April 7 to July 8, 2012: from 10.30am to 6.30pm
  • From July 9 to August 26, 2012: from 9.30am to 7.30pm
  • From August 27 to September 28, 2012: from 10.30am to 6.30pm
  • From September 29 to October 28, 2012 (closed on saturdays): from 11am to 5.30pm
  • From October 29 to November 7, 2012: from 11am to 5.30pm

Admission fees  

Consult the website for more details

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