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Address: 31 Route des Puys, 63230 Saint-Ours, France
Phone Number: +33 4 73 62 23 25
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Description: Come and visit a volcano from the inside, with an enthusiastic guide, in...
Come and visit a volcano from the inside, with an enthusiastic guide, in the Chaine des Puys, 15 minutes away from the town Clermont-Ferrand.This natural touristic site has, for twenty years, made vulcanology understandable to anybody, thanks to a recreational and interactive visit on foot or by train.There are 4 steps to your visit, which lasts 2:45 hours :- A visit on foot or by train alongside your guide. Benefit from a panoramic view and discover geological wonders (volcanic bombs, vents and lava flows),- the industrial heritage ,- 4D simulator, "La Mine Explosive".NEW DYNAMIC MOVIE "AUX ORIGINES"!
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Great experience, good for a family day out.

Our group visited the Volcano park as part of our coach tour of the villages of the Auvergne, and we had a fabulous time. The volcano is situated in the heart of the Chaîne des... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2014
KaraokeSue7
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Having seen the area from a motorway service station in fog a few years ago, I had looked forward to this visit to the Auvergne and Lemptegy. On arrival, we were welcomed and very rapidly shown our very own mini-train for the visit. The French guide was a professional volcanist with two degrees in the subject. She was very helpful... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

How previous reviewers can say this is not a volcano is beyond me!!! Do some research of the area!! There are numerous Volcanoes in the area and Lamptegy is just one!! Although not active you can clearly see the layers of lava and ash etc.... the train journey was excellent with an english speaking guide!! Very passionate about her subject.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife, 4 year old twins and I visited this location with the expectation that our twins would not understand the geology behind volcanoes, but would enjoy the train ride around the site. We were asked on arrival how old our children were, we advised they were both 4, and were told there would be no admission charge for them.... More 

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Nathalie T, Responsable commercial at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, responded to this review

1) Dear Sir, I would like to take the opportunity to respond to your review and put to rights some misconceptions. Firstly to address the tittle of your review, the Volcan de Lemptégy is indeed a real volcano, through obviously not currently classed as active ! Il is the only volcano where our visitors are able to see the anatomy... More 

Stratford upon avon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have just visited this attraction. From the good reviews on trip advisor we were keen to go. We arrived and booked to see the spectacle fireworks in the evening also, parting with €90. On getting on the train with our piece of English info we realised that not one single moment of the next 2 hours was going to... More 

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Nathalie T, Responsable commercial at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, responded to this review

Hello, We regret that you did not enjoy your visit in the Volcan de Lemptégy. Concerning the type of visit, our hostesses fully explain that the visit listening to a fully translated commentary is only available when taking the visit on foot. When taking the visit on train, you are supplied with a translation to read. Concerning the night show,... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our group visited the Volcano park as part of our coach tour of the villages of the Auvergne, and we had a fabulous time. The volcano is situated in the heart of the Chaîne des Puys, and you can choose whether to explore the area on foot or take a little road train. Either way, you actually enter the crater... More 

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Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a great time at the Volcan de Lemptégy. The guide was excellent and the kids loved the little train. Our oldest particularly liked the 4D experience at the end and there was a park for our little one to play in whilst waiting for that to finish. Very friendly staff, and very helpful as we arrived late but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ended up here after deciding that it was too expensive to catch the train up to the top of Puy de Dome. There was a photo of it in the exhibition at the bottom where we were waiting for the next train up and debating whether it was going to be worth 9 euros each to go look at... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We spent a lovely morning at this Volcano Park in the Auvergne Volcanoes National Park in France. We were on a Leger coach holiday and this was an included excursion. Well worth a visit. During our visit we had a tour around the volcano area in one of these little trains (not on a rail) with an English speaking driver,... More 

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