11 Volcanoes in France that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Volcanoes to explore in France

France, including its overseas territories, has the most number of time zones with a total of 12 time zones. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually.

Dziani DzahaDziani Dzaha, Labattoir, Mayotte

This crater lake is located in the Comoros Archipelago, a small volcanic hotspot chain in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mozambique. This amazing lake derives from a volcanic crater. The lake itself is truly stunning to look at and especially on a sunny day when the green colors turn an emerald color and shine radiantly in the heat. It is also one of the nice trekking destinations in this area. You can spend a beautiful time here.

Formica LeoFormica Leo, Réunion

It is a small volcanic crater on the french island Réunion located at the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on Réunion Island.

Gros MorneGros Morne, Réunion

The Gros Morne is a volcanic peak on the island of Réunion, located to the north of the town of Cilaos.

La Grande SoufrièreLa Grande Soufrière, Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe

A beautiful and active stratovolcano on the French island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. The volcano hike was a breathtaking experience, but be careful, plan your ascent well, for the breathtaking views from the top.   Watching the sunrise from the top is an unforgettable sight. You can spend some beautiful time enjoying nature and also you will get a nice trekking experience too.

La Soufriere VolcanoLa Soufriere Volcano, Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe

A massive active volcano that was located on the island of Basse-Terre, in Guadeloupe. Its last eruptions were in the 1580s and now it was one of the attractions on this island.  You can have a nice trek and also It is a stratovolcano with a crater lake, which increases the beauty of this volcano. Nowadays many tourists explore this place and enjoy these spectacular views.

Morne LarcherMorne Larcher, Les Anses-d'Arlet, Martinique

Morne Larcher is a volcanic origin summit located in the municipalities of Diamant and Anses d'Arlet in Martinique. A hiking trail, connecting Petite-Anse to Anse Cafard, crosses the pass between the summit and the Croix Diamant. It provides access to a viewpoint at an altitude of 400 m. The site, for its volcanic geology and its flora, is part of the volcanic and forest areas of Martinique, proposed since 2014 in the world heritage classification . In addition, the southern slope is classified

Mount PeléeMt Pelée, Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Martinique

Mont Pelee is an active volcano on the island of Martinique and erupted dramatically in 1902. Pelee means bald in French and this probably refers to the denuded volcanic landscape the first French settlers saw in 1635. This catastrophe has since lent its name to an unpredictable and violent type of volcanic eruption known as a Peléan eruption. The area is very greenish and it is also suitable for nice trekking and there are several routes of varying difficulty. It also offers a superb view of Ma

The Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Natural Park is the largest Regional Natural Park in mainland France. This vast territory suitable for hiking includes four volcanic massifs, which are the chain of Puys, the Monts Dore, the Cézallier, and the Monts du Cantal, as well as an old granite plateau that is Artense. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice camping spot too.

Piton de la FournaisePiton de la Fournaise, Réunion

Piton de la Fournaise is often known locally as le Volcan ("the Volcano"); it is a major tourist attraction on Réunion island. It is one of the world's most active and productive volcanoes.

Piton des NeigesPiton des Neiges, Réunion

The Piton des Neiges is the highest point on Réunion and is considered to be the highest point in the Indian Ocean. The volcano has been inactive for 20,000 years and is surrounded by three massive crater valleys, the Cirques. It is a well known hiking destination,and a perfect place to explore wonderful, unspoilt nature.

Puy-de-DomePuy-de-Dome, France

The 1,465-metre-high Puy de Dôme is the symbol of the département and the highest volcano in the Chaîne des Puys mountain range. Part of the Monts Dôme range in the heart of the Massif Central mountain region, around 15km from the city of Clermont-Ferrand, this high peak is a designated "Great Site of France" and can be reached by foot via a Roman path. are ruins of a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Mercury, a meteorological observatory and a visitor information centre in the summit.