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    Volcano Puy de Dôme

    • Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France
    • Volcano Puy de Dôme$$
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      Volcano Puy-de-Dome is one of the main natural attractions of France. It is located in the department of the same name, near Clermont-Ferrand. Massif of the Puy-de-Dome is a chain, which includes several extinct volcanoes. Despite the fact that the former greatness of the left little volcano produces a powerful impression of his monumental craters, remnants of lava.

      Volcano Puy-de-Dome is a granite plateau on which extends to a height of about a thousand meters above sea level. In ancient times, this volcano was a sacred place that is revered not only goals, but also by the Romans. In Roman times to the top of the mountain was built Temple of Mercury, which was preceded by an earlier Gallic temple. Historians believe that the name of the mountain is partly due to the presence here of worship, because the word "puy" translated from French as "mountain" and "dome" - "Cathedral".

      Vicinity of the volcano scenic and diverse - here you can find traces of volcanic activity, and dense vegetation, rivers and lakes. Among travelers outskirts of the Puy-de-Dome are very popular because there are opportunities for various leisure - ўzyhodzhannyaў climbing, paragliding or hang gliding. In good weather from the top of the mountain offers a spectacular view of the famous Mont Blanc.

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