Welcome to Volcan de Lemptégy

30 000 years ago, was born an authentic and grandiose site….

Volcan de Lemptégy is the only volcano to have its anatomy so clearly visible and showcased. Since 1992, the site is open for all publics, and has welcomed more than 2 millions of visitors around the globe. You can visit the inside of the volcano next to our passionates guides. They will drive you until the heart of the Volcano either by foot or by train, with concret and easy explanations.Since July 2nd the Volcano of Lemptégy belongs to « The High tectonic area – Chaine des Puys – Faille de Limagne » UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE.


Situated at only 15 minutes from the big city of Puy de Dôme « Clermont-Ferrand », in the heart of la Chaîne des Puys, the Volcano Lemptégy offers an original and accessible tour in its anatomy. The ideal tourist outing for families, friends or even a romantic tour.
Come enjoy the treasures of volcanology by learning easily from it with a passionate animator, then relax yourself with our two dynamic attractions (The 4D Cinema and The Exploding Mine)

To extend the discovery, the Grotte of Volvic Stone (15 minutes from the Volcano Lemptegy) plunges you into a lava flow exploited by human beings from the 13th century – More

The Volcano visit stages

Estimated visit duration : 2.30 hours

Languages available with audioguide by foot, in one Train and the 4D Cinema :               

The Visit
of the Volcano

Guided tour
(around. 1h15 – 1h30)

On foot or on board of our little train, come enjoy a unique natural site at the heart of Auvergne area. Our interactive visit lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes, alongside a passionate and funny guide. They will lead you to the depths of the Volcano so you can admire its anatomy. You will discover everything there is to know about slag, bombs and volcanic vents ! Stops are scheduled along the way to give you a chance to talk with the guide, examine rocks, ask questions and many more…

The Dynamic
4D Film « Back to origins »

Film 4D « Back To Origins »
(around. 12 min / 48 persons)

Next stop, our success 4D film on the history of Lemptégy. Dive into the universe of our Volcano and get ready to be blown with specials effects. Admire beautiful landscape as well as the « Chaîne des Puys ».

The Must : Comfy seats with possibilty to desactivate them for sensitive persons
**(Attraction not accessible for childrens under 4 years)

The Exploding Mine

Hang in there…
(around. 10 min / 40 persons)

You will experience an eruption down inside a mine…with our miner Marcel !
Sensory effects, movements, and high sensation guaranted…

Instructions : This attraction is not accessible to wheelchair users, children under 4, pregnant women, claustrophobic people or those with heart problems that may be aggravated by shaking.

Exhibition Room

Enjoy a film on industrial exploitation, and discover the results of research conducted by scientists at the Volcano Lemptegy for 10 years – Open Access.

Souvenirs Shop

Bring a quality souvenir, a craft product or offer a nice gift to your loved ones: jewelry, local products, bookstore, crafts, educational games, minerals …

Services +

  • Open to february holidays from all saints holidays
  • Bus parking near the reception
  • Accessible site for disabled persons 
  • On-site or offline secured payment
  • Easy access to the restaurant
  • Souvenirs shop
  • Playground for childrens and picnic area
  • Dogs are allowed only for walking visit on leash
  • Open all year for groups, only by reservation (except during the Christmas holidays)

Quality on-site catering

Come enjoy a peaceful moment. Our chef and his team are eager to offer you a gourmet cuisine combining the flavor with the conviviality of a spacious restaurant within our park. From appetizer to dessert, enjoy a moment of sharing.

Regional and traditional self-service lunch
Every afternoon (according to the days of opening of the site), compose a menu according to your desires among a wide selection of starters, dishes and desserts

The advantages of the restaurant :

  • Huge spaces with luminosity and outdoor space in summer
  • The comfort of being able to eat on the spot
  • Easy access for reduced mobility persons

Prepare your visit


Book online or by phone until the day before


Volcano of Lemptegy + Cave of the Pierre de Volvic

Smart visit with the Pass sites at discounted rates
Take advantage of preferential prices by combining the visit of the Cave of Volvic Stone – More – and Volcano Lemptégy, two complementary sites just 15 minutes apart.

From 17.50 € per adult and 14.20 € per children


Associations, scolarship, business gathering…

Nestled in the heart of the Chaîne des Puys, in a unique natural site, setting only 15 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand. The Volcano Lemptégy offers an atypical place that is off the beaten track for your corporate events, including seminars, incentives or your general meetings. Whatever the case may be, our original place will certainly mark the participants’ minds.

Contact Aurélie to book


Parc and restaurant opened year round for groups, on demand (except christmas holidays)