Puy de Dôme is oftentimes associated with volcanoes, especially with its extraordinary natural site: the Chaîne des Puys. No less than 80 volcanoes sleep on this natural site! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance.
As a green department, there are countless hikes in Puy-de-Dôme.
The "Forêt de la Comté" is surveyed by 3 marked trails and extends over 1500 hectares. The Fleurides trail, the Gardelles trail or the Cheix Blanc trail are ideal for outdoor walks.
The Chastreix Sancy nature reserve offers beautiful landscapes, as well as preserved fauna, including hundreds of birds and even rare butterflies!
Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the department. As city of art, Clermont-Ferrand has a historic center to visit, particularly for its Gothic cathedral. The Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica is also not to be missed, as it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We also recommend that you do not miss the following beautiful villages in the department: Montpeyroux (its keep and church are essential), Saint-Floret (for its castle) and Saint Saturnin for its church and castle.
Finally, we also recommend the castle of Murol, of Tournoël or the château d'Opme and its beautiful gardens.
You'll be able to choose when to go to the Puy-de-Dôme depending on whether or not you like warm or cold weather, but also depending on how you handle big crowds. We advise you not to choose the summer period if you want less tourists on the streets. However the warmer temperatures are between the months of May and August!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!