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> Guided tours in French


- Minéralexpo - La Bourboule
Exhibition of minerals, rocks and fossils from the Auvergne and all over the world, samples of lava from the Monts-Dore. Documents and mining exhibits, demonstration of ancient scientific equipment.


- Musée des Peintres de l´Ecole de Murol (Museum of Painters from the Murol School)
Video presentation revealing the history of the school and visit to the collections of paintings



- Site troglodyte de Jonas (Jonas caves site)
Entirely man-made during the Middle Ages, the Jonas caves site was dug out of the volcanic tuff. A reminder of life in the Middle Ages, a visit to these caves is a journey into the mystical atmosphere of our medieval ancestors.


- The Thermes du Mont-Dore (Mont-Dore baths)
Visit the Byzantine Revival-style building, a listed historic monument. Multicoloured paintings and mosaics, pediments and architraves, as well as Gallo-Roman remains.


- The Grands Thermes de la Bourboule (Great Baths at La Bourboule)
Guided tour (1hr approx.) to discover spa town architecture and treatment installations.


- The virées du Sancy (Sancy outings)
Guided tours by a company of actor-guides. They portray fictional characters and help you to discover the Sancy of yesterday and today. The emphasis is on offbeat fun. Tours in French.


For your convenience, some sites offer guided tours, while others provide foreign language material.


> Guided tours in English

- Museum of ski
Interesting collection of wooden skis collected from all over Europe, posters, photos.


- Taillerie du Sancy (between Le Mont-Dore and La Bourboule)


- Toinette et Julien scene museum
Enjoy the company of Toinette and discover family life, hard work at the farm, the past of the inhabitants in the Valley of the Haute Dordogne, learn about the customs and beliefs in the XIXth century.
Push open the door to Julien's get a closer look at the life, dreams and hopes of the men and women of today.
Guided tours in German


- The Mysteries of Farges

In the middle of medieval cave dwellings, relive the mysterious history of the caves in warrior times, share the secret of Abbot Dubois during the French Revolution and wonder at the Viginet treasure, embossed photos from the beginning of the XXth century


- The Petrified Fountains

Seven generations of craftsmen invite you to share their passion during an unusual underground visit to discover their artistic profession


- The Caves of Cornadore. Discover the fascinating atmosphere of the first thermal baths in Roman times


- The Château de Murol.


- Vulcania
40 minutes from the Massif du Sancy. 15km from Clermont-Ferrand, learn all about volcanoes in the Auvergne and all around the world
The Vulcania theme park is located at the heart of the Chaîne des Puys. Come and enjoy an unusual experience. With attractions for young and old based on the theme of volcanoes, Vulcania combines learning and fun.
Virtual tours, shows for the kids, breathtaking attractions...
Discover the strengths and weaknesses of our planet and experience a thrilling adventure.





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