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Volcan de Lemptégy

Explore the heart of a real volcano…
Located in the center of the tectonic hotspot “Chaine des Puys – Faille de Limagne” listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we offer you the unique and unusual discovery of the interior of a 100% natural Volcano.
Discover the secrets of volcanology thanks to an interactive visit of 2h30 to the Volcan de Lemptégy, composed of 5 stages:
– The “volcano and men” route: this fun and interactive introduction to the visit will allow you to familiarize yourself with this volcano and thus better understand its metamorphosis. A 30-minute walk independently.
– Guided exploration of the anatomy of the volcano: meet your guide on foot or by train. The latter will pass on to you all his geological and volcanological knowledge: bombs, volcanic chimneys, lava flows... and leave with slag (solidified lava). A wealth of information to better understand the landscape around us.
– “The soul of Lemptégy”: an unusual journey into the industrial past of the site thanks to a visit to the old pozzolan extraction machines, once used by the quarrymen.
– The immersive attraction “the Volcano 'Express”: this sensory and emotional experience will reveal to you all the secrets of the formation of the Chaîne des Puys and the Limagne Fault. And if the rift reopens... Will you arrive at your destination?
– The dynamic 4D film “Aux Origines”: enjoy a unique flight over the Auvergne volcanoes and relive the history of the volcano as if you were there, from its eruptions to the present day.

On site, let yourself be tempted by a gourmet break at the Volcan de Lemptégy restaurant. The chef offers regional and traditional dishes (sausage/aligot, truffade, salted pork…).
You can also stroll through the new shop and discover a wide range of regional products, souvenirs, books...

NIGHT COURSE “THE AWAKENING OF THE VOLCANO”: a breathtaking nocturnal experience! By accessing at night, you will be propelled into the heart of the Lemptégy Volcano to live an extraordinary experience. Throughout your journey, you will dive into an erupting volcano and discover magical creatures. A new universe to discover and a new way of understanding the Lemptégy Volcano. 1.5 km on foot. Prices and calendar: see website. IN JULY AND AUGUST
Further information) :
Open all year round by reservation for groups.
Compulsory guided group tour
Playground and meeting room

15 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand, in the heart of the Chaîne des Puys, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Volcan de Lemptégy promises an unusual journey and a total change of scenery in the center of a unique volcano. Here, we make volcanology accessible to everyone in a beautiful natural setting.

Promotional offers

1 free entry to the Lemptegy volcano (guided walking tour), to choose from 4 tourist sites on presentation of your ClermontPass 72h. If you want to take the little train, you will be asked for a supplement (€4/person in low season / €4,50/person in high season).

Tips and Suggestions

A guided walking tour offered on presentation of the Terra Volcana pass

We speak English

Location details

  • In the countryside


Opening hours from February 13 to November 11, 2024
Days, departure times and types of visits available on the website



13 €18 €

10.5 €15 €
Adult group

11.7 €16.2 €
Children group

9.45 €13.5 €
Further information) :
Adult: 17.50 €
Child: 14 €

The Volcan de Lemptégy offers you a joint pass with the Grotte de la Pierre de Volvic (located 20 minutes away). The latter allows you to access preferential rates:
Adults: from €20.7 to €25.20
Children: from 16.65 € to 20.70 €
Groups from 30 people: from €18.40 to €22.40 for adults and from €14.80 to €18.40 for children
Free for children under 4 years old

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash



  • Picnic area.
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking lot
  • Free parking


  • Pet Friendly
  • Yarn

Activities on site

  • Sound and light
  • Recreational leisure
  • Tourist cave / Other developed natural sites

Home animals



  • Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - mental disability
  • Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment
Adapted service: Wheelchair accessible with assistance, Wheelchair accessible independently

Linked offers

On the spot…

From 13 € / adult


31 route des Puys
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63230 Saint-Ours
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