Lemptegy

AN AUTHENTIC AND SPECTACULAR SITE AT THE HEART OF THE “HIGH TECTONIC PLACE OF THE CHAINE DES PUYS-FAILLE DE LIMAGNE” IN THE WORLD HERITAGE OF UNESCO

Live a unique experience in the bowels of a natural volcano …

The Lemptegy Volcano is first of all a story of men. A family history that has successfully completed the reconversion of this exceptional site. Through the extraction of scoria, the heart of the volcano has been exposed. Volcanic bombs, chimneys, lava flows, bedrocks created by different neighbour eruptions, you will be immersed in a Martian atmosphere.

You will not remain indifferent to these geological treasures and these breathtaking panoramas on a part of the Chaîne des Puys.

After this unique experience, volcanism will have no secret for you.

So let yourself be tempted by this singular, concrete and fun visit …

Geographically nestled in the Chaîne des Puys, the Volcano Lemptegy has supported this project since the beginning, and contributed to the success of this magnificent adventure.

Indeed, the site collaborates for several years with the scientific world (geologists, volcanologists, botanists). They consider the Volcano of Lemptegy as a key actor in scientific research and the dissemination of knowledge, a real example of popularization of volcanology.

A permanent study has been conducted by the Laboratory Magmas and Volcanoes of Blaise Pascal University of Clermont-Ferrand for 40 years.

The Lemptegy Volcano is also regularly mentioned in international symposia and is the subject of scientific publications.

This Strombolian cone was chosen at the end of the Second World War for the extraction of volcanic scoria

Thanks to this industrial activity, the internal structure of the Volcano is patiently undressed by its slag and unveiled today, strikingly. It is the only volcano whose anatomy is so visible and highlighted.