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Good pratices

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Good pratices

Before any activity on the Grand Site de France Puy Mary – Volcan du Cantal, here are the right gestures for your safety and the preservation of nature.

Before you go
  • Check the local weather forecast.
  • Bring waterproof and warm clothing.
  • Put on your shoes and gear properly.
  • Take some food (think about local producers) and hydration.
  • Don’t overestimate your physical abilities.
  • Take a topo guide or IGN map with you.
Durinf the activity
  • Stay on the signposted paths.
  • Adapt your itinerary according to changing weather conditions.
  • Do not open the fences, use the prepared crossings, and close the gates once you have passed them.
  • During the hunting season, ask the Cantal Hunting Federation about the hunting times.
Can I…

Hiking with your dog on a leash

✅Tolerated on hiking trails.

❌ Even on a leash, do not cross the summer pastures with your dog.


✅Tolerated on the GR® itinerary as part of an itinerant hike (installation at sunset, departure at sunrise).

❌ Wild camping (staying several days in the same place) is forbidden.

Making a fire

✅Only in landscaped areas.

❌ Forbidden within 200 m of a border, a wood, a forest, you expose yourself to a fine of 135 €. A fire start that can deduct several hectares of greenery.

Throw away my rubbish

✅Bring a bag to take your rubbish with you.

❌ Throw away your rubbish: an apple core takes 5 months to degrade in nature, a candy wrapper 5 years, a plastic bottle 1 century…

Observe the wild fauna/flora

✅Keep a low profile, you are more likely to see wildlife at sunrise or at nightfall. Admire, observe, and photograph the plants.

❌ Keep a safe distance, do not try to get too close. Picking the plants exposes you to a fine of 135 €.

Respect for paths sign on the Grand Site de France Puy Mary - Volcan du Cantal
Respect for paths sign on the Grand Site de France Puy Mary - Volcan du Cantal
Good pratices recalled by Murat’s PGM for your safety

Accès / Webcam / Météo


Les conditions climatiques actuelles ne permettent pas une diffusion optimale de la webcam. Le flux est arrêté jusqu’au printemps.

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