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TitlePara-gliders, Puy de Dome, Massif Central, France
DescriptionThe Massif Central in the center of France (Auvergne region), contains a range of volcanoes made up of the Monts Dome (1465 meters at the Puy de Dome) and the Monts Dore (1886 meters at the Puy de Sancy). Locally, steep sided volcanoes are called puy (“pwee”). Upward flowing air on the windward sides of the Puy de Dome make it a favorite peak for para-gliders. Other volcanoes can be seen in the background, to the south.
Geologic provinceMassif Central
LocationFrance ▹ Auvergne
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 1990.
Key wordsvolcano, Auvergne, puy, France
Tech details322 KB. Vista. Canon FTQL.
GeoDIL number234