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Clermont-Ferrand tourism and travel guide

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Visit Clermont-Ferrand: highlights and tourist information

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

Clermont-Ferrand is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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.

Attractions in Clermont-Ferrand

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important romanesque churches in the Auvergne: Clermont-Ferrand basilica

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Puy de Dome at 9 km and Mozac 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 of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church less than one km (direction east-north-east)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 9 km (direction west)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 11 km (direction west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
 
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Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Riom

Riom

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-east)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
Billom

Billom

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 25 km (direction south-west)

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol...

See Murol guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is...

See Saint-Floret guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 29 km (direction south-east)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 31 km (direction south-west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

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;

  • 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 near Clermont-Ferrand, France

What to do at Clermont-Ferrand? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Clermont-Ferrand.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (32km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

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

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Clermont-Ferrand is in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Puy-de-Dome department (general information: Clermont-Ferrand is 347 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clermont-Ferrand

Canton: Clermont-Ferrand

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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 as being close (less than kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Clermont-Ferrand

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