The Orgues de Bort

Located at 789 m above sea level and dominating the town of Bort-les-Orgues by 350 m, the Orgues de Bort are formed by phonolite flows, the ends of which are cut into columns 80 to 100 m high, over a length of 2 km. These gigantic organ pipes, shaped by time, are due to the formation of shrinkage cracks during the cooling of the lava. The Orgues de Bort are considered to be the best observatory to contemplate the Auvergne. Opposite this prestigious balcony, the Monts Dore range, the Artense plateau, the grassy ridges of the Cézallier and the Massif Central are all visible. The origin of the volcanic flows is located towards the Puy de Bort (860 m), the highest point in the region.

Site of the Tête de l'Homme. Grotte des Orgues (Orientation tables: Panorama, ** Michelin).

Marked footpaths - Belvederes. Free access.


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