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In Cantal you are at the heart of a volcano. Take a look around you, as stories can be told! Each rock, waterfall, summit will tell you something about the area’s volcanic activity. Are you ready to set off and explore Europe’s largest volcano?

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Ronesque basalt rock table

Cros-de-Ronesque

This basalt rock table results from a geological phenomenon called inverted relief just like the rock table in Carlat. From here you have an amazing viewpoint over the area as well as the Carladez area in Aveyron and the Aubrac.

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The "Montagne du Bouyssou"

Pailherols

When you are in the Parc des Claies, the final of "Ma montagne", a small hill hides you from the east, preventing you from guessing the Siniq valley, it is the Vèze mountain, named after the small stream that crosses it or the Bouyssou mountain.

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The "Porte du Lion"

Thiézac

At this point along the GR400 walking pass, the volcanic rock forms a sort of porch that you then walk under. With a bit of imagination, you can make out the head of a lion in the rock above the porch, hence the name of this walking trail.

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The "Rocher de la Mule"

Raulhac

Do you know the legend of the Rock of the Mule? Look carefully, it seems that we can still see the trace of a mule's hooves in the hollow of the rock...

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The "Rocher des Pendus"

Saint-Clément

A magnificent panorama can be seen from the rock, an orientation table will allow you to identify the Cantal mountains. This rock was the place of execution of the women sentenced to hanging at the Bailiwick of Vic sur Cère.

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The Chaos de Casteltinet

Thiézac

This volcanic site is extremely impressive. A mass of volcanic rock boulders, it bears witness to the tremendous volcanic activity that gave rise to Cantal’s landscape.

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The Elancèze

Thiézac

From this peak, enjoy unobstructed views over the Cère and the Jordanne valleys, the Puy Mary, and the Plomb du Cantal

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The Faillitoux waterfall

Thiézac

Discover one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. Faillitoux waterfall is located at an altitude of 1,010 m and the water falls from an impressive height of 41 metres. It crosses a lava flow that has formed a series of basalt rock columns at the foot of the waterfall.

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The Pas de Cère Gorges

Thiézac

Discover the Pas de Cère Gorges, one of the most emblematic sites in the Carladès area. Head out on a gentle stroll to discover this unique site where the impressive cliff faces of the gorge rise up 30 metres above the River Cère.

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The Puy Griou

Saint-Jacques-des-Blats

The Puy Griou, a cone-shaped peak of phonolite rock, is one of the marvels of Auvergne’s volcanic past. The rock makes a ringing sound when struck. This emblematic summit is at 1,690 m and offers a spectacular panorama!

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The Puy Gros

Pailherols

Le Puy Gros (1594m) is located halfway between the buron de la Tuilliere and le Plomb du Cantal. In 1687, on this site, a chapel was founded for religious services for cowherds.

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The Puy de Bâne

Pailherols

The Puy de Bâne (1464m) is part of the Plomb du Cantal - Carladès nordic skiing domain. It provides fantastic views over the Monts du Cantal and the Monts d'Aubrac.

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