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Access to Puy Mary

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Getting to Puy Mary

To get around and park without difficulty, please consult this page carefully. You will find all the information you need on how to get to Puy Mary. A multitude of means of transportation can be used on the roads of the Grand Site de France Puy Mary – Volcan du Cantal to get around. However, traffic rules apply to certain vehicles in terms of circulation and parking.

Whether you are on foot, by bicycle, with our shuttle system, by car or by camper van, you will find here all the information you need to plan your trips on the territory.

Soft mobility

As part of the Grand Site de France label, the Puy Mary – Volcan du Cantal also aims to offer its visitors soft mobility. These measures help to reduce road traffic on a listed environmental site.

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I travel with : summer shuttlesby bikeon footby carby camper van.

On foot

The Cantal volcano is an excellent hiking area and is crossed by many hiking trails. It is also crossed by the GR® 4 which goes from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and the GR® 400 which goes all around the Cantal volcano. The latter allows you to hike the whole territory for several days or to make daily loops.

For more information on the possible hikes, you can use our official application “Espace nature – Puy Mary” available on Android and iOS in order to have your itinerary continuously with you. You can also find information on our website Espace Nature – Puy Mary.

If you prefer paper, our topoguide published with Chamina is available on our online store as well as in our Site Houses.

By bike

Many cyclists tell us that our roads are beautiful and very pleasant for cycling.

If you want to go on a cycling trip, why not be inspired by Pierre’s car-free escapades? Thanks to his booklet, you can make a trip entirely by bike.

You want to cycle through the Cantal volcano, but you are afraid of the difference in altitude? Try the VAE (Vélo à Assistance Electrique).

By car / Motor home / Car

To get around and park with a motorized vehicle, please consult the following information carefully.

Take care

The access roads to the Pas de Peyrol (Puy Mary) are closed from November 1ᵉʳ to May 1ᵉʳ. During the spring and fall months, please remember to check our homepage to make sure roads are not closed due to snowfall.

Access and parking at the Pas de Peyrol are regulated. The roads are narrow and do not allow two motor homes to pass each other. For everyone’s safety, please respect the traffic directions which are indicated on the access road to Puy Mary.


At the Pas de Peyrol (Puy Mary), parking is only authorized on the parking lot provided for this purpose. Any parking on the low sides exposes you to a fine. Parking on the side of the road delays the arrival of first aid because of the narrowness of the access roads, do not put people’s lives at risk unnecessarily.

From June 1st to September 30th, a contribution to the preservation of the site of 4 € is requested for each parking. This sticker, payable once, allows you to come back as many times as you wish.

Moreover, because of the important frequentation of the site during the summer season, the parking is not possible during the day for the campers during this period at the Pas de Peyrol.

On the rest of the Grand Site de France Puy Mary – Volcan du Cantal, please respect the parking rules in effect in the municipalities.

For campers, coaches and trucks under 9 tons, a regulation is in place. The direction of ascent and descent are established and must be respected according to the time of day and the period of the year. The same applies to parking instructions.

Motorhome users, think of using the “transport découverte” to move around the territory of the Grand Site de France Puy Mary – Volcan du Cantal in complete serenity.

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