Clermont Ferrand City Centre

Clermont-Ferrand
Jardin Lecoq featuring bird life, a park and a river or creek

Formed when the ancient towns of Clermont and Montferrand combined, this is a city with lots of history and a bustling modern vibe.

Wander the charming historic center and port district of Clermont-Ferrand. When you visit the Romanesque basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port, note the old-world feel as you cross the ramparts of the old town. Take a break in one of the many squares. Café Pascal in Place de la Victoire is a popular choice with locals. Then head on to Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral to admire this Gothic church made from local black lava rock.

After seeing the sights, treat yourself to some local produce at the covered St Pierre Market, close to the Place de Jaude. It’s open 6 days a week (closed Sundays) and packed with all the local produce you could hope for. Sample the Auvergne cheeses and cured meats as well as preserves, which are a particular specialty. Buy something to eat as you wander or enjoy a more leisurely lunch in one of the market’s brasseries.

If you fancy some afternoon culture, visit the well-regarded Natural History museum, Museum Henri Lecoq. It is Clermont-Ferrand’s oldest museum, and houses over 650,000 specimens and objects. Learn about everything from botany, zoology, geology and paleontology to the history of science and technology. It is open 6 days a week most of the year.

Alternatively, stop by L’Aventure Michelin (the Michelin Adventure), which tells the story of Clermont-Ferrand’s own Michelin tires. This is one of the city’s most highly rated tourist attractions. The museum examines the history of the rubber tire, as well as looking at its use, including in space travel. It’s an interactive experience with lots of exhibits that appeal to both adults and children. Reach it by tram from the city center to Stade Marcel-Michelin station.

To get around Clermont-Ferrand city center use the local tram, which will take you to most sites. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, the city has around 50 miles (80 kilometers) of bicycle lanes that run alongside the tram. City bikes are available to rent at over 40 locations. Grab yourself a rental point map from the Tourist Information Office in Place de la Victoire.


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Top Hotels in Clermont Ferrand City Centre

Apartment "Chill & Work" central plateau
Apartment "Chill & Work" central plateau
Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is $56 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Massif Central and Place de Jaude. Musee Lecoq and Musee Bargoin ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Très bon séjour dans cet appartement pour une nuit
"Très content de cet appartement très propre, très bien équipé et bien situé. Nous sommes ravis de notre nuit passée ici."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2021

Apartment "Chill & Work" central plateau
Hôtel Le Lion
Hôtel Le Lion
3 out of 5
16, place De Jaude, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is $83 per night from Oct 9 to Oct 9
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is steps from Massif Central and Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet and Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral are also ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (367 reviews)
"Good, except that this hotel is located in a major pedestrian area and is only accessible on foot. The closest parking is a public parking named Vercingetorix"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Hôtel Le Lion
Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
3 out of 5
6 Rue Sainte Rose, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is $79 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Massif Central and Place de Jaude. Musee du Ranquet and Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral ...
4.4/5Excellent! (26 reviews)
Nice hotel in good location
"Overall, I would recommend Artyster hotel … We stayed here for 1 night on our way back from a holiday in the South of France. Aryster hotel is well located just on the edge of Clermont Ferrand centre ville with lots to do in the area and convenient safe parking very close. The hotel is either new, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Artyster Clermont-Ferrand
Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
10 Rue Des Minimes, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dome
The price is $62 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this hotel is steps from Massif Central and Musee du Ranquet. Place de Jaude and Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral are also ...
4.2/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
I chose to return, so I like it :-)
"I love the location of this hotel. So close to so many restaurants and the city center. It's modestly priced and is excellent in price-quality relationship. I stayed here a year ago as I was driving through from Luzern to Bilbao, and I chose to return, so there you go!"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Citotel Dav'hotel Jaude
La Tour Grégoire
La Tour Grégoire
10 Rue Grégoire de Tours, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme
The price is $108 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Massif Central and Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral. Musee Lecoq and Blaise Pascal ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Charming!
"A fantastic surprise in the very center of the City!"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

La Tour Grégoire
the ideal apartment - downtown
the ideal apartment - downtown
Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
The price is $100 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Clermont Ferrand City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Massif Central, Musee Bargoin, and Musee Lecoq. Clermont-Ferrand ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Great flat
"This is a lovely flat, beautifully decorated, in a wonderful location - and the host was great"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

the ideal apartment - downtown
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