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Volcano Park of Lemptegy

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Enjoyable - guest with mobility issues - better for older children.

We enjoyed looking around the Volcano; we decided to visit here rather than the nearby Vulcania due... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fiestycowgirl
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Austin, Texas
Great experience

We visited the volcano with family who were living in France. Cost was about 50-60 euros for 2... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Billie R
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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...more
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31 route des Puys, 63230 Saint-Ours, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed looking around the Volcano; we decided to visit here rather than the nearby Vulcania due to a member of our party being disabled with mobility problems. We liked the idea of a train and with regards to mobility, that worked really well. We...More

Thank fiestycowgirl
Reviewed 23 June 2018

You get on a Little "Train" to get into the disused quarry (Walking on foot would have been no Problem since the quarry is right behind the ticket Office) and are given a lot of Information about volcanoes (the loudspeakers and the ridicoulosly stupid headphones...More

Thank beatlenel
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the volcano with family who were living in France. Cost was about 50-60 euros for 2 adult and 2 children which was a bit pricey but that was for the train tour. There is a cheaper option for a walk tour. Tours could...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

The visit to the volcano was very interesting. The train was full and we ended up walking into the volcano, which turned out to be quite fun. The "explosion" was quite fun to do as well. Unfortunately we missed the 4D video as the people...More

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Nathalie T, Responsable commercial at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Dear PretoriaTravelfreak, First of all, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am disapointed to hear that you missed parts of the visit. Our reception staff has usually no trouble speaking english, and always makes sure that all informations needed are given. We...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting day out. No train of shame available that day but able to wonder around with audio guide at our own pace. GPS took us to a car park where we walked for over an hour not realising we should have stayed on the main...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Not much to this attraction. few little videos and a shop. but definitely the highlight is the trip into the crater of the volcano. quite expensive if you are a large family but you don't often get a chance to descend into a volcano. loses...More

Thank Frank O
Reviewed 12 January 2016

All about volcanos, seen from the inside, in their natural setting, perfectly explained by real vulcanologists. They have audioguides for visitors who do not understand French, as well as written translations for those who are willing to visit with the "human guide" and yet do...More

Thank LMDP789
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Despite its billing, whilst this may be of interest to vulcanologists and geologists this is like visiting a disused quarry. The visit is by timed guided walking our small slow "train" tour around the site whichis indeed an extinct volcano that has been mined for...More

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Great experience for a family or anyone interested in volcanoes and whilst the train tour is in French there is a helpful sheet in English which allows the non French speaker to understand what's been shown. The first 4D film at the end of the...More

Thank RJN539
Reviewed 27 September 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...More

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