Characterized by the volcanic activities thirty million years ago, the landscape of Avergne today displays green hills and wild gorges. Auvergne owes its unusual relief to the volcanic cones. Here the traveller comes across “Natur pur” as well as romantic places with thermal springs and old ecclesiastical buildings. The chain of 80 volcanos, the “puys” impresses in this remarkable landscape with its majestic domes. Close to the capital of the region, Clermont-Ferrand, is the theme-park “Vulcania”. Here you can enjoy a journey to the centre of the Earth. From the volcano Puy-de-Dôme, 1465 metres high, you have a wonderful view on Clermont-Ferrand.