France is truly one of the most geographically stunning destinations Europe has to offer, but you wouldn’t know it if you only planned an itinerary to hit up the major cities. I highly recommend taking time to do a day trip to the small town of Clermont-Ferrand if you want a unique experience in nature. This is the closest town to the Puy de Dôme, a large inactive volcano completely covered by vegetation. Even cooler, it’s not the only one! It’s actually just one of the volcanos in a chain of inactive volcanoes of this region called the Chaîne des Puys.