On July 2nd 2018, The Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena was the first French natural site to be registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as an exceptional geological site.
Located on 57 hectares at the heart of this natural showcase, Vulcania is a place for scientific mediation and is highly-recognised for its educative value to the public.
Vulcania works to preserve and valorise its environment. The parc is also playing a major role in the mediation of Auvergne volcanoes in order to improve their understanding and recognition.
Several animations already are dedicated to the understanding and reading of The Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena and its amazing heritage:
Find out all the animations designed to discover and understand this amazing heritage. All of them are gathered in a visit tour avalaible for free on the Vulcania App (the app is in French). Admire the ‘Chaîne des Puys’ from the sky with ‘Premier envol‘ (First flight), discover the astonishing Auvergne volcanoes’ geology with ‘Expo Chaîne des Puys‘ (Auvergne volcanoes exhibition)…
Accompanied by a Vulcania guide, you will know everything about the Auvergne volcanoes and the Chaîne des Puys.
In partnership with Etamin Studio, Vulcania is offering you this app. Thanks to it, you will expand and enjoy even more your discovery of Auvergne volcanoes during your visit or a walk in the Chaîne des Puys.
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UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) created in 1945 with the aim to maintain peace among people is also the keeper of the World Heritage Program with a specific goal : to ensure that the List reflects the world’s cultural and natural diversity of outstanding universal value.
The World Heritage List is composed of more than 1000 inscribed sites. France has 44 recognised sites, among them : Val de Loire, the Reunion Island, the Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave and the Burgundy and Champagne vineyards. Therefore, France is one of the countries the most represented in the List.
Inscribe in July 2018 on the World Heritage List, the Chaîne des Puys – Limagne fault Tectonic Arena is indeed the fourth natural French site and the first in France. The others natural sites are all island.