Must-see tours in Clermont-Ferrand
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Historic capital of the Auvergne
Perched on its hillock and protected by ancient ramparts, Clermont-Ferrand is a city combining modernity with a captivating old town.
Clermont-Ferrand is best known for its volcanoes and enchanting landscapes but the historical capital of the Auvergne and capital of the Puy de Dôme department was actually born in 1630, from the union of two rival cities, Clermont and Montferrand.
Built partly in volcanic rock, andesite, Clermont-Ferrand is a city rich in by its cultural, religious, architectural, gastronomic and sporting heritage, and also by its museums, gardens and parks.
Clermont-Ferrand, the city of 50 towers!
In Clermont-Ferrand, admire the 50 towers that represent the churches of the city.
The Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption cathedral, the city's emblem
Did you know that?
The highest lava stone cathedral in France is located in Clermont-Ferrand.
The 100 m high Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption cathedral was built from the 13th century onwards with black stone from Volvic. This gothic cathedral was built at the top of the historic center of Clermont-Ferrand is a good starting point to visit the city.
Notre-Dame du Port Basilica
A few steps away, the Notre-Dame-du-Port basilica is a collegiate church in the Romanesque style.
Located in the Port district, the basilica is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela.
The Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port was built in the first third of the 12th century in stone called blond arkose. On the outside, the semicircular arches and the delicacy of the mastery of the builders of the time.
The blond arkose is enhanced by the lava stone mosaics that crown the apse. The crypt of the basilica contains a copy of the statue of the Black Madonna that was venerated by pilgrims in the XIIIth century.
The Place de Jaude
Go to the Place de Jaude, the most popular and largest square in Clermont-Ferrand for shopping and light shows. This square is bordered by the Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes church, built in the 17th century, the 19th century theatre and the department stores' "les galeries de Jaude". Two bronze statues, that of General Desaix de Nanteuil to the south and Vercingetorix to the north, stand in the square.
The medieval quarter
Take the time to stroll through the medieval quarter of the town, one of the oldest medieval quarters in France.
The history of Clermont-Ferrand is linked to that of the famous tire company Michelin. Discover the fascinating exhibition on its history and its various innovations.