in Polignac

Forteresse de Polignac – Volcanisme

The Polignac site is part of the volcanic basin of Puy-en-Velay which extends from Chaspinhac in the east to the volcanic massif of Devès in the west.
This ancient volcano was born under a lake which then occupied the Puy-en-Velay basin. Other nearby volcanoes like Cheyrac, Mount Denise were formed in the same way.

The platform of the fortress offers a device for observing volcanism in the landscape (paying access). The Charrirous path, around the rock, in the village, will invite you to observe the nearby volcanic landscape thanks to the interpretation tables (free, circuit leaflet available at the ticket office of the fortress).
The four hiking trails in the town will take you on short hiking trails equipped with volcanic interpretation panels. Bring the travel diary (fortress ticket office) which will guide you through the heritage of Polignac (paying diary: €2).

Free volcanoes: a travel diary, interpretation panels (PR trails, Charrirous trail) and a digital circuit (lacemaker trail) await you.
We speak: English, French, Italian

On video


Minimum group size: 15 person(s)


Further information) :
The sale of tickets ends 1 hour before the closing of the site
Payment by credit card only in July and August.
Free for children under 6 years)

Payment methods

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer



  • Playground
  • Picnic area.
  • Motorhome parking area
  • Motorhome service terminal
  • Theme trail
  • Parking
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking


  • Pet Friendly
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours

Home animals

Animals are accepted


Adapted service: Adapted services for visual impairment

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3 place Princess of Polignac
43000 Polignac
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