Direction the Massif Central which is a mountainous massif essentially hercynian which occupies the center of the southern half of the metropolitan France. With a surface area of 85,000 km2, it represents about 15% of the metropolitan territory.
And more precisely in ‘‘Le puy de Dôme’’ is a trachytic lava dome, about 11 000 years old and is part of the Puys chain, in the Massif Central. It is located about 15 km from Clermont-Ferrand and gave its name to the department of Puy-de-Dôme.
For the weather I chose the Preset Autums sun (SoFly Weather Preset Pro) with a walk at the end of the day.
I made 2 or 3 flights at different times of the day because there are many points of interest to see.
Takeoff from ‘‘l’Aérodrome d’Issoire Le Broc’’ and direction ‘‘La chaîne des Puys’’ also called Dôme mounts, and which is a set of about 80 volcanoes stretching on more than 45 km on the plateau of Dômes in the north of the Massif Central, in France. This set is part of the Auvergne volcanoes.
I leave the town of Issoire Le Broc behind and follow the A75 highway.
We can see the river ‘‘l’Allier’’ which goes along the freeway ‘‘A75’’ and down on the right a part of the village of ‘‘Saint-Yvoine’’.
I follow the highway until the village of ‘‘Orcet’’ (in the bottom left of the picture you can see the “Centre Hippique du Val d’Orcet”) and I turn left in the direction of the “Station du Mont-Dore”,
Many communes parseme my way, the commune ‘‘Opme’’ and ‘‘Chanonat’’.
From ‘‘Saulzet le Chaud’’ and the national road ''N89
The commune of ‘‘Saint-Genès-Champanelle’’ and the ‘‘Déchetterie sud-ouest Clermont Métropole’’ at the traffic circle.
The ‘‘Lac de la Cassière’’ and the commune of ‘‘Aydat’’.
The ‘‘Carrière du Puy de la Toupe (Coudert)’’ which borders the ‘‘Parc naturel régional des Volcans d’Auvergne’’ and the national ‘‘N89’’ which leads to the town of ‘‘Nébouzat’’ a few kilometers away and on this picture, I am at the vertical of the ‘‘Col de la Ventouse’’ (on the town of Aydat and it culminates at 964 m altitude)
The ‘‘puys de la Vache et de Lassolas’’ which are twin volcanoes. (It is also a family walk, with many panoramas, the surrounding landscape is made up of bombs of cooled lava scattered on a ground composed partly of pozzolan).
I turn towards the ‘‘puy de Dôme’’ with a beautiful sunset
(The puy de Dôme is a trachytic lava dome, about 11 000 years old and is part of the Puys chain, in the Massif Central. It is located about fifteen kilometers from Clermont-Ferrand and gave its name to the department of Puy-de-Dôme)
We continue with the ‘‘Puy de Pariou’’ which is located next to the ‘‘Puy-de-Dôme’’
(The puy Pariou sometimes called Puy de Pariou and more often, simply Le Pariou is a volcano of the chain of the Puys, in the Massif Central. Formed by the superposition of two strombolian cones and a ring of tuff, this set has produced three lava flows during its eruptive history).
Le ‘‘puy de Lemptégy’’ est un volcan de la chaîne des Puys en Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes toujours potentiellement active (dite en sommeil). C’est aussi, par aménagement, un musée naturaliste présentant à ciel ouvert un intérieur de volcan excavé par une exploitation attentive des matériaux non ou peu cohésifs, ‘‘la pouzzolane’’, mettant ainsi en évidence l’architecture interne d’alimentation des bouches éruptives, à savoir les cheminées volcaniques centrales et un système de dykes latéraux
And an overview of the ‘‘Parc naturel régional des Volcans d’Auvergne’’.