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Cable car and funicular


> Puy de Sancy cable car

A dizzying climb; 455m in 4 minutes by cable car.
Another 20 minutes on foot via a wooden stairway will complete your ascent to the summit of the Puy de Sancy, at 1886m the highest peak in the Massif Central, with an incredible 360° view.
Along the route to the top, there are boards with information about the local area and maps to help you discover the volcanoes and local flora and fauna.In winter, provides access to the Mont-Dore skiing area.

The cable car gives access to the Puy de Sancy and all its ridges.

> The Funiculaire du Capucin (Capucin funicular)

Built in 1898 and a historic listed monument, the oldest electric funicular in France is a real railway with cables
10 minutes' climb (with a height difference of 250 metres)
At the upper station, in the machine room, large notched wheels are straight out of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

The Funicular gives access to the Salon du Capucin (footpaths, tree-climbing park) and to the ridges of the Massif du Sancy.

> The La Perdrix cable car

Swift access to the magnificent panorama of the Puy de la Perdrix. Once you get there, you can reach the summit of the Puy de Sancy on foot.
Access to the downhill mountain biking zone and the skiing area at the Super-Besse resort.

The La Perdrix cable car gives access tothe top of the Super-Besse resort, the Puy de Sancy and all its ridges.


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