Auvergne Summer 2010 Puy de Dome (116 images)

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Puy de Dôme is a large lava dome and one of the youngest volcanoes in the Chaîne des Puys region of Massif Central in south-central France. This chain of volcanoes including numerous cinder cones, lava domes, and maars is located far from the edge of any tectonic plate. Puy de Dôme is located approximately 10 km away from Clermont-Ferrand.
Temples were built at the summit, including a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to the God Mercury, the ruins of which were discovered...
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