Volcanic columns

Usson

Description

While heading the summit, you can see basalt columns: lava cooling down took the shape of pipes of organs, just like hexagonal columns.

These columns are of volcanic origin: they are lava which, when cooled, took the form of organ pipes, like hexagonal columns. This angular rock was used to build the castle and then the village houses.

  • Entity information: Service Tourisme - Agglo Pays d'Issoire

Categories

  • Natural wonder
  • Volcano

Prices

Free access.

Opening

All year round.

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