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Fantastic volcanic experience and views

I went here with my parents in 1975 and back then you drove your car up to the top, where there was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Folkestone, England
Worth the climb

Been 3 times and would go again in a heartbeat. You can climb or take the scenic tram (buy a... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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All reviews car park roman temple amazing views walk up walked down surrounding countryside rack railway above sea level high season tour de france cog train both ways worth the effort every direction blue sky great walk on foot
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here with my parents in 1975 and back then you drove your car up to the top, where there was a rather seedy cafeteria and not much else. Now you go up by a brand-new metre-gauge rack railway, and the new buildings on...More

Thank Numismatist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not hike to the top, we opted to take the train. The views of the surrounding countryside are marvelous. It was pretty windy and chilly at the top, probably the coldest I had been on our 13 day trip around the country, dress...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Been 3 times and would go again in a heartbeat. You can climb or take the scenic tram (buy a round-trip ticket, the price difference is worth it; even if you decide you want to walk down, you'll only lose a couple euro). If you...More

Thank tracykinealy
Reviewed 10 September 2018

High and steep. Especially when you go uphill by bike, trying to finish ahead of another 150 or so contenders. Impressive mountain and impressive accomplishment of the Tour de France contenders, Luckily we went up (and down) by the maintain train, so no great effort...More

Thank AriedeG
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Such a nice walk and view from the top! We doubted about taking the longer track to go to the top, because we thought it would be very long and more difficult, but it is not even that much longer, less crouded ánd less steep...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

So glad we took the time to visit on our way through to South France. We spent about half a day here, got the train both ways due to a member of the party having a disability/mobility problems. We got there about mid morning and...More

Thank fiestycowgirl
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Spectacular views travel to the summit by train or on foot for the more energetic plenty to see and do. Decent food and drink outlets. Recommend for all ages and abilities.

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Well worth the visit to get impression of the extent of volcanos in this part of France. Rack railway to top was fun. We walked down and enjoyed the scenery.

Thank ColinBull
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We used the newish tramway to get up to the top for superb all round views while we walked and picnicked. Very distinctive volcanic scenery

Thank 490theos
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Good Time in green forest with Family and bikes. Very quiet and nice view. A wonderful time in France center

Thank Guillaume B
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Response from Cindy R | Reviewed this property |
You can enjoy the climb and see the wonderful view by a clear weather but be careful with the snow! There might be quite a lot of it ! it must be amazing to see the white coat but choose a day without wind
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Response from Robin B | Reviewed this property |
When we hiked up the mule path (chemin des muletiers) from the parking col de ceyssat - it took us about 30-45 minutes (we're used to hiking and wasn't bad). I would say if you hike at a leisurely pace it should take an... More