A historical, cultural city and university city, with stunning landscapes, rich heritage sites, museums, amazing architectural treasures and Gothic cathedrals.
One of France’s oldest cities, Clermont-Ferrand the capital of the Auvergne region, is a university city with the chain of volcanoes, the Chaîne des Puys surrounding it.
The city has Gothic and Renaissance private mansions, medieval and Romanesque masterpieces and Gothic sanctuaries like the Gothic jet-black lava Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral and the Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port.
A major city square and heart of the city’s shopping district, Place De Jaude features an imposing statue of Vercingetorix, the Gaul hero who stopped Julius Caesar. The square is home to many monuments, such as the Opera Theatre, the Jaude Shopping Mall and Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes Church.
Clermont-Ferrand is home to the Bargoin archaeology museum, near the picturesque Jardin Lecoq gardens and Michelin Group, the world famous French tyre manufacturer, and a university and research centre.
Population:   144.516 (estimated 2019)
Currency:   Euro (EUR)