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An oasis of unspoiled green countryside in the Massif Central mountain region of France, Puy-de-Dome impresses with its striking volcanoes, miles of lovely landscapes and heritage towns and villages. Nestling in the idyllic Rhône-Alpes region, the department puts great emphasis on both adventurous and relaxing escapes in the beautiful outdoors.

With refreshing swimming pools, excellent recreational facilities, dining establishments, exciting entertainment and first-rate accommodation, our campsites in Puy-de-Dome provide the ideal place to enjoy an al fresco adventure in the heart of France.

Camping Holidays In Puy-de-Dome

Join us camping in Puy-de-Dome to experience the beautiful heritage of the Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Nature Park and explore the historic towns of Clermont-Ferrand and Riom. Traverse miles of verdant landscape decorated with natural wonders such as Lake Chambon and Puy-de-Dome volcano before exploring the architectural feats of Château d'Aulteribe and Orcival Basilica.

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La Ribeyre

Auvergne | Murol
7.1/10 (56 reviews)
Located by the lakeBeautiful 5* family campsiteGreat swimming pool and indoor poolLively holiday in ...
(1) Amendments up to 14 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate. Please note, for 2023 holidays, free amendments can be made up to 14 days before arrival. (2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the FCDO, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Things to do when camping in Puy-de-Dome

Adventures in the wild outdoors and discoveries of the history and heritage of the department are the mark of a successful and highly enjoyable camping holiday in Puy-de-Dome.

In the aptly named Auvergne Volcanoes National Park, visitors can explore a vast green landscapes of natural beauty filled with volcanic massifs, hiking trails, mountain lakes and a few castles and historic abbeys.

The iconic volcano of Puy-de-Dome, from which the department takes its name, stands head and shoulders above all the other caldera in the region. From the summit, hikers are rewarded with amazing views out over the landscape and ruins of a Gallo-Roman temple. Standing at 1886m above sea level, the highest non-volcanic peak in the area is Puy De Sancy, another wonderful summit offering stunning panoramas.

For an interesting insight into the seismic sites of the region, holidaymakers should Vulcania, a brilliant volcanology park museum with interactive exhibitions, 5D films, scientific theatre and much more.

With calm blue waters and gorgeous natural surroundings, a few lakes nestle high in the plateaux of the park. Chambon suits holidaymakers who prioritise recreation as the lake offers a variety of aquatic activities such as kayaking, windsurfing, fishing and pedalo boating. Lake Ayat, the largest in the region, is another popular destination that offers plenty of water sports.

There are many more recreational activities on offer in the department such as horse riding in the Livradois Forez Park, guided hikes in the Auvergne Mountains and microlight flights.

The chief city of the department, Clermont Ferrand features elegant mansions, fine houses and unique lava stone fountains. Tourist attractions worth considering include the gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, the renaissance Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port and Montjuzet Park and Gardens.

The department is also home to a plethora of quaint and picturesque villages that give holidaymakers an insight into the culture, cuisine and way of life in Puy-de-Dome.

Close to the Puy De Sancy mountain, the charming village of Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is best described as a typical medieval town, with beautiful shops and houses from centuries long gone, as well as places of interest that include Church of St. Andrew, Chapel of Vassivière and Boinchoux Farm. Other lovely towns, villages and hamlets worth visiting for their history and heritage include Saint-Nectaire, La Bourboule, Le Mont-Dore, Billom and Royat.

On a camping break in Puy-de-Dome, be sure to sample some of the lovely cheeses that are made in the department such as Bleu d'Auvergne, Saint-Nectaire and Fourme d'Ambert.

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