Panoramique des Domes, Clermont-Ferrand

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The 5.2 km (3.2 mi) long rack railway, Panoramique des Domes takes you to the top of the Puy de Dôme at the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne (Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne). The train has a capacity of 1,200 people per hour. Ride the train to experience exceptional 360 degree panoramic views and the Temple de Mercure (Temple of Mercury). Plan to visit Panoramique des Domes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Clermont-Ferrand attractions using our Clermont-Ferrand trip planner.
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  • We took the train to the top and had a beautiful clear day to see the Domes. We also got to witness the hang gliders and their takeoffs and landings. It was a great experience.  more »
  • If you don’t have time to hike to the top, this is a good alternative. It saves time. We had a beautiful day so the views were breathtaking. Had lunch and observed the ruins as well as visited the...  more »
  • We were only driving through the region, so this was a great alternative to hiking up (our preference). The hike looks very dusty on a gravel path without much shade, so this might be a good solution for people with young children. That said, I'm sure the view is even better when we've earned it! 😁
  • Great view of Clermont-Ferrand. If you like to walk you can to the top or you can take the train up and walk down. But for the weak at heart you can take the train up and down. 😊 Take a coat for the top. You are 1465m almost 1 mile up. And it's windy too.
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