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Discover the Puy de Dôme

The Puy de Dôme is the department most famous for its heritage, thermal stations and gastronomy.

Its architectural heritage is remarkably well preserved and there are some delightful villages, Renaissance chateaux, major churches representing the Auvergne's Romanesque art (Orcival, Saint-Nectaire, Issoire, Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Saturnin) and thermal spa resorts (Le Mont Dore, La Bourboule, Royat or Châtel-Guyon) to be discovered.

The lakes, rivers, valleys, and volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys range offer a multitude of activities. Take advantage of the many things to do and the diverse landscapes of the Puy-de-Dôme for outings as a family in the fresh air, including cycling, skiing, horseback riding, paragliding, canoeing-kayaking, swimming, hot air balloon flights, snowshoeing, and more. The Puy-de-Dôme is a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiastsis, having more than 5,000 km (3,100 miles) of posted trails, many of them specially designed for families.
Be sure to visit the Puy de Dôme volcano for a view of the Chaîne des Puys and the Sancy Mountains. A visit to the thermal spa towns is a must as is bathing in their healing waters. For more information visit our Bien Etre page and click on the links to these towns.