Clermont Ferrand

Clermont Ferrand is a French city located in the center of France.
When you are in Clermont Ferrand, you are at the same travel distance from the North and the South of France; the East and the West.

Clermont Ferrand is surrounded by the Auvergne Volcano.

Clermont Ferrand is the perfect place for a short break on a road trip, because it will take only one to two hours to discover the full city center!

If you are wondering, the typical black stone buildings that you can see in Clermont Ferrand are made with Lava Stone rocks.
The Lava issued from the Auvergne Volcano shaped this particular black color.

Main things to do and see in Clermont Ferrand:

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption
  • Place de la Victoire
  • Opéra Théatre
  • Place de Jaude
  • Eglise Saint Pierre des Minimes
  • Ecole des Beaux-Arts
  • Musée Bargoin
  • La Pyramide Obelisk
  • The black stone lava building
  • View on the Puy de Dôme Volcano


If you planned to visit Clermont Ferrand we recommend you to plan also a trip in the Auvergne Volcano Mountains, or at least to the Puy de Dôme the highest peak near Clermont Ferrand at 1465m.

Around Clermont Ferrand you will be able to discover:

  • The Volcano Mountains
  • The Michelin French tyre factory
  • The Lava Stone Cave
  • The Vulcania Volcano Park dedicated to explain to people how volcano operates
  • The Volvic French Spring Volcanic Mineral Water

Take two hours to discover Clermont Ferrand and one to two days if you plan to visit Clermont Ferrand surroundings!

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The cities to discover around Clermont Ferrand are: Lyon – Paris – Orléans – Montpellier

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