Vulcania, Saint-Ours-les-Roches

Les Roches, 63230 Saint-Ours, France

Much of this interactive museum is set underground in a volcano-like cone structure designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Hans Hollein. Its displays, films, and rides help educate visitors about earth sciences—and impart a better understanding of the natural wonders of the Auvergne region. You can catch a ride in the Volcanbul, a driverless, satellite controlled vehicle, or board a submarine to get a taste of exploring an underwater volcano. In summertime, Vulcania stays open late and hosts live performances and firework shows.

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