Activities and tourism in Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-De-Dôme department
Heritage and historical monuments
With a long and illustrious history behind it, Clermont-Ferrand offers visitors a host of monuments to discover.
Visit the majestic Gothic cathedral that rises up to the heavens on the crowning point of the hill on which Clermont's historic city centre stands.The Basilica Notre-Dame du Port, a Unesco World Heritage site, treats visitors to the wonders of Roman art in a completely different style to that of the cathedral. Next, discover the surprising medieval town of Montferrand. Originally separate from Clermont, Montferrand has preserved its medieval layout with its fortified town and remarkable private mansions. Finally, make sure you visit Place de Jaude with its statue of Vercingetorix. Place de Jaude, the heart of the city since Antiquity, is now home to a host of monuments, statues and department stores. It is the true centre of Clermont-Ferrand.
Nature, volcanoes and the Puy-de-Dôme department
A paradise for golfers, hikers and paragliders, Clermont-Ferrand and the surrounding area boast a lush verdant setting. With 15 top-level facilities and 34,000 sports licence holders, Clermont-Ferrand is a city with sport at its heart. For those looking for wellness and relaxation, you will find it at the neighbouring Royat-Chamalières spa centre.
Nature enthusiasts will also appreciate discovering the Puy-de-Dôme department.
At the heart of the Auvergne region, the Puy-de-Dôme is a remarkable volcanic summit reaching 1464 m into the sky. This dormant volcano in the Massif Central's Puys mountain range is located 15 km away from Clermont-Ferrand.
The Puys mountain range, which became a listed site in 2000, offers visitors the opportunity to discover a group of 80 French volcanoes stretching across more than 45 km, at the north of the Massif Central area.
With its "Grand Site de France" label, the mountain range is a must-visit site for visitors to the Auvergne region.
Have fun as you discover this natural wonder by visiting Vulcania, a theme park at the heart of the Auvergne volcanic area. Embark upon a marvellous journey as you explore the mysteries of our planet.
You can enjoy dynamic attractions, 5D films, interactive animations and exhibitions, as well as unique games and experiments