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Staying in a campsite near Vulcania

In the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes, about 15 km north-west of Clermont-Ferrand and the summit of the Puy-de-Dôme, discover this scientific amusement park, opened in 2002.

Very close to Pontgibaud and its medieval castle of the Dauphins d'Auvergne, it is the commune of Saint-Ours-les-Roches that welcomes Vulcania, in the Puy-de-Dôme department. You have to dig deep into the bowels of the earth, as the complex is buried to blend into the landscape. Share emotions and discoveries that are amusing or spectacular, thanks to films, shows, fun and interactive experiences. In addition to the volcanoes, the Earth as seen from space and the natural phenomena of our planet (earthquakes, eruptions, hurricanes, avalanches, floods, etc.) are also on show.

Vulcania is open from July to early November. After the visit, you will be able to learn all about the history of volcanism, so you are ready to go and survey some of the 80 volcanoes that rise in the Auvergne around Aurillac and Clermont-Ferrand. Also enjoy good moments of relaxation towards the lakes, thermal baths and waterfalls.

The Vulcania park in the Puy de Dôme in Auvergne
The Vulcania park in the Puy de Dôme in Auvergne© Adobe Stock

Campsites to visit Vulcania

Near Vulcania, 10 km away, we recommend the municipal campsite of La Palle *** in Pontgibaud, with about a hundred pitches, some of which are rented. Other accommodation possibilities are at the Huttopia campsite **** in Royat (14 km away) or the municipal campsite of Volvic *** (15 km away).


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