Clermont-Ferrand tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clermont-Ferrand in Puy-de-Dome

Visit Clermont-Ferrand: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre of Clermont-Ferrand

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Clermont-Ferrand. For detailed visitor information see the Clermont-Ferrand travel guide

Clermont-Ferrand is situated in the Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Puy-de-Dome department. (General information: Clermont-Ferrand is 347 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Clermont-Ferrand include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Mozac at 11 km and Volvic at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Clermont-Ferrand

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Markets in and near Clermont-Ferrand

Market days in Clermont-Ferrand: weekly market: Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday;

Local markets

  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (1km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (4km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (7km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (10km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (13km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (19km)

More information about Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne

Tourist attractions to visit near Clermont-Ferrand, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Clermont-Ferrand and wondering what to do next!

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (32km) [Map]
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (34km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (3km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (3km) [Map]
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (13km) [Map]
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (15km) [Map]
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (19km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (20km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (21km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (29km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (42km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Opme (5km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (6km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (9km) [Map]
  • Jardins de Cordès (21km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (29km) [Map]
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (34km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (27km) [Map]
  • Banne d'Ordanche (30km) [Map]
  • Puy de Sancy (35km) [Map]
  • Lac Pavin (35km) [Map]
  • Forêt des Colettes (45km) [Map]
  • Bois Noirs (51km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Clermont-Ferrand

Canton: Clermont-Ferrand

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63000

Distance to Clermont-Ferrand

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 347 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 403 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 471 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Clermont-Ferrand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Clermont-Ferrand): Aubiere, Beaumont, Blanzat, Cebazat, Ceyrat, Chamalieres, Chanat-la-Mouteyre, Durtol, Gerzat, Nohanent, Perignat-les-Sarlieve, Puy-de-Dome, Romagnat, Royat and Sayat.

This page in French: Visitez Clermont-Ferrand