La Banne d’Ordanche

Reaching a height of 1,515 metres, la Banne d’Ordanche is a peak with volcanic origins which formed more than 2 million years ago, before undergoing significant erosion by wind and ice. 

 

The name Banne stems from the local word for horn, as demonstrated by its slender outline. It enjoys 360° views over the 3 chains of volcanoes in the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne: la Chaîne des Dômes, les Monts-Dore and le Massif Cantalien. An important summer pasture land on which herds of sheep graze.

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Follow the D 922 then the D 30 to Murat-le-Quaire, then follow signs for Banne d’Ordanche until you reach the car park 6 km from the village of Murat-le-Quaire, then follow the markers (by foot) for a 2 hour round trip.

 

 

 

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