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Wanted to see the mountain I know from the Tour de France

High and steep. Especially when you go uphill by bike, trying to finish ahead of another 150 or so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Take the longer track!

Such a nice walk and view from the top! We doubted about taking the longer track to go to the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gouda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Great day out with the family kids loved being up so high, views are fantastic. Theirs the chance to paraglide once at the top (80e) my daughter went and she loved it. We also took a picnic but their is a cafe and a shop...More

Thank steff0711
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Our second visit here this year. Last time we went in April and it was incredibly cold! This time it was warm sunshine all round with stunning views. Lunch outside, gentle stroll around the summit. Great day out with two young daughters aged 5 &...More

Thank Darrencru
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Yup - it's as impressive as all the brochures will tell you. Go there, park and take the train to the top. Wow. you won't regret the view. Can get really busy at times, be prepared to queue for trains.

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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