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A Multi-Dimensional City

Brimming with history and a modern touch, discover the city’s cultural heritage in different settings

Watch the buzzing city centre from the terrace of a café at Place de Jaude or Place de la Victoire. Our museums have lovely surprises in store and the city’s cultural calendar is filled with diverse artistic performances . For a change of scenery, take a walk through the spa resort of Royat, brimming with the allures of the Belle époque.

Marvel at

remarkable heritage

Discover the monuments of our historical districts with medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit our wine-producing villages, the spa towns, or see our contemporary cutural heritage of buildings and monumental sculptures.

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Major Events

A full programme of cultural events all year long



Candidate city for the 2028 European Capital of Culture

Effervescences is a unique and original initiative created for Clermont’s bid for the 2028 European Capital of Culture. Organized by the City of Clermont-Ferrand and with the support of Clermont Auvergne Métropole, Effervescences aims to demonstrate the strengths of our territory and the rich heritage of Clermont Ferrand, all while bringing some cultural exhuberence to town. Application submission is in 2021-2022.

4 years of festive and artistic events:

  • 2017: The first act of the great Effervescences adventure, setting the tone for the years to come.
  • 2018: Welcome and Hospitality are the main themes of the year. Twelve months of convivial events and unifying projects that began with La Grande Station – Jaude 2018 on Saturday 10 February and resumed from 4 to 14 October 2018.
  • 2019-2021: New events to continue to support the bid for European Capital of Culture.
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Bargoin Museum: archaeological treasures from excavations in and around the city with a department of textiles from outside Europe. Henri-Lecoq Museum: monumental herbarium collection, 50,000 samples of rocks, fossils and minerals and La Pascaline: a calculating machine invented by Blaise Pascal. Roger Quilliot Art Museum: statues of the Virgin Mary from the Romanesque and Gothic periods, objets d'art, 17th and 18th century portraits and paintings, a large gallery of 19th century works, a collection of figurative paintings from 1920-1960 and more. Waterway Museum: Pont-du-Château. Resistance and Deportation Museum: Chamalières.

Be amazed!

A 100% Clermont local

Experience the incredible epic saga that began with the Michelin brothers in 1889, from the first removable tire to the lunar wheel of the future. Also, just across the street, you can drop in to the rugby-themed experince within the Stade Marcel Michelin for a fun and interactive cultural visit and maybe meet a few players.

Explore new horizons
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Recharge your batteries immersed in a dream landscape

The most beautiful volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys are right on our doorstep. The trails go around them, connect them and lead to their summits: the Puy de Dome, a Grand Site de France, the Puy de Pariou, the Puy de la Vache, the Puy de Lassolas and more. A wonderful nature escape!