|The train for the Puy de Dome|
The views from the top, which is at 1464 metres above sea level, are nothing short of spectacular. There is a path around the summit, offering views for all points of the compass.
|Other extinct volcanoes dominate the area|
|The massive antenna dominates the Puy|
|Paragliding is very popular on the Puy|
The shape of the Puy, and the winds that blow here make it very popular for paragliding. Today, taster sessions were being offered, and there were often a number of paragliders airborne at once. It's possible to take off, fly around, and land back at the same spot, making commercial operations very convenient. There is no need to pack up kit and lug it back up to the take off point.
We spent quite a while photographing and videoing the flying, before heading to the cafeteria for some shelter from the strengthening wind, and some sustenance.
After a visit to the shop, we took the train back down and headed once more for Le Mont-Dore. On the way to the Puy de Dome, we'd noticed a couple of things to look at. We stopped to do so on the way back
|The Basilica at Orcival|
|Roche Tuiliere and Roche Sanadoire|
|Angela managing to keep warm despite 'English' temperatures|