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Category: Technical monuments, Local time: 00:47:05, Altitude: 956m, Official WWW website:

Vulcania is the only European volcanic park where you can observe the creation of a volcano and its development. It is situated in France, near the city Clermont-Ferrand .

General Facts

The Vulcania volcano park was established in 2002. It occupies 57 hectares. Every year it is visited by approx. 420 , 000 visitors . It was designed by an Austrian architect Hans Hollein. The Vulcania park will let you explore everything about volcanoes, from the creation up to the explosion.

Tourist Attractions

Besides the artificial volcano and an earthquake simulator, the most popular attraction is the Vulcania 4D cinema. The film projection, called "The Awakening of the Auvergne Giants", offers a view inside a volcano. There are total 30 attractions in the volcano park.

Season and Admission

The Vulcania volcano park is open from end of March until mid November. The opening hours vary so we recommend to check the Vulcania website. In July and August the park is open from 10 am to 7 pm. Admission: € 23 (adults) and €15 (children aged 6-16 ) .

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GPS: 45.8135, 2.9395
Altitude: 956 m
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Last update: Oct 19, 2012 7:37:19 PM

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