Thursday, May 27, 2010

FRANCE ~Puy-de-Dôme~

Received two nice cards from neighbouring countries today!One of Hollands most famous views; a windmill. And a beautiful nature multiview of France from an area of which I never heard before... But the sender wrote that all the vulcanoes are asleep.:-) Loved also the great envelop from the card!

The Chaîne des Puys is a north-south chain of cinder cones, lava domes, and maars in the Massif Central of France. The chain is about 40 km (25 mi) long, and the identified volcanic features include 48 cinder cones, eight lava domes, and 15 maars and explosion craters. Its highest point is the lava dome of Puy-de-Dôme, located near the middle of the chain. The name of the range comes from a French term, puy, that refers to a volcanic mountain with a rounded profile.

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