From the Volcano

Deep in the heart of France is a chain of ancient volcanoes, a gigantic natural filter from which springs Volvic water.

The Clairvic Spring

Volvic water is drawn from the heart of the Parc Naturel des Volcans d’Auvergne in central France, a protected environment, free from industry and intensive farming. The ancient “Temple of Mercury” crowns the summit of the famous Puy de Dôme, proving the volcanoes have been recognized and revered for centuries. Volvic water originates in the small town of Volvic in the Auvergne. Volvic is bottled exclusively at its source, the Clairvic Spring.

The Source History

  • 1751 : Parisian mineralogist, Jean-Etienne Guettard, notices that stones used to build local homes resemble lava from Vesuvius and Etna. He goes to Puy de la Nugère, which overlooks Volvic, and the pumice stone and areas of lava confirm his theory that these were volcanic mountains. 1752: Guettard announces his findings before the Académie des Sciences, but his theory is not finally accepted for a quarter century.
  • 1927 : Significant water resources are discovered under the Puy de la Nugère lava flow.
  • 1961 : Deep exploration of the geology reveals water with remarkable purity and composition thus leading to the Clairvic Spring.

Today: More than 2 million bottles of Volvic are shipped around the world every day.

The Luxurious Auvergne

Volvic water comes from the heart of one of the biggest and oldest preserved ecosystems in Europe: the Volcanoes Regional Natural Park of Auvergne.

Want to experience the site of the springs yourself? If you do visit the Auvergne, you will find it an exuberant, historic region, dedicated to nature and outdoor activities. The magnificent landscape is popular with paragliders and hang-gliders, while outdoors enthusiasts enjoy the abundance of discovery trails and rivers for hiking, biking, rafting and canoeing.