A full programme of cultural events all year long!

Major Events

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 on Place de Jaude or Place de la Victoire. Our museums have lovely surprises in store and the city’s cultural calendar is filled with artistic revelations.

Stacey Rozich

International Short Film Festival


Clermont-Ferrand's short film festival is the biggest event in the world dedicated to short film. Animated masterpieces, documentaries, comedies, contemporary realities, genre films or final projects from the best schools in the world will take you on a journey to a universe where only young film creations hold the secret.

Video and digital art festival


Festival, Video, Exhibition, Contemporary Art
An international event showcasing video art and new media, “Videoformes” is an opportunity to discover digital art in all its guises: multimedia installations, videos, performance art, etc. Over the past two decades, “Videoformes” has established itself as the foremost French event for international contemporary art.

Blandine Soulage

Musiques démesurées


The “Musiques Démesurées” Festival is now in tune with autumn to offer audiences a programming that focuses on original European contemporary music. Labelled as ”Manifestation de l’année européenne du dialogue interculturel” (“European Year of Intercultural Dialogue Event”), the festival will have lots to offer: concerts, conferences, contemporary art installations, performance art. The theme this year is “Images of Current-Day Music”.




Europavox, music festival focusing on the diversity of European creation, offers every year an overview of the best music scene in Europe.
Festival-goers, music pros and journalists from all over Europe will be gathering in Clermont-Ferrand for 4 days of discoveries, meetings and exchanges.

Pyromélodie Festival


Created by the City of Royat, the Pyromélodie Festival is a fireworks competition with plenty of entertainment: concerts, shows, presentations of visual technology, music and street art (free events).

Camille Dudoubs



Circus, dance, street theatre, film screenings, concerts, lectures and more. Contre-Plongées is a big part of Clermont's cultural landscape, taking over the city each summer with a diverse, quality programme of events.

Livestock show


The European exhibition of livestock professionals is a forum for business, with a prominent place for animal showings. A true platform for agricultural policy, the trade show is inaugurated each year by senior government officials who come to meet agriculture professionals.



A must-see photography event! Every two years, the city of Clermont-Ferrand exhibits works in various places across the city from a selection of renowned French and international artists.

Jazz en Tête


This festival has become a major event in the jazz world. Ever since its first edition in 1988, “Jazz en Tête” celebrates open-mindedness in music and crossover experiments. The festival can look back over the years on a total of three hundred concerts, two thousand musicians and eighty thousand spectators.

Julie Cherki

Trans'urbaines Festival


The must-see event for hip-hop culture in Clermont-Ferrand. With an excellent programme brimming with artistic quality, the Trans'urbaines Festival offers a selection of diverse, intense events for all audiences. Dance, rap, DJs, street art: highlighting all forms of hip-hop culture!

Véro Béné

Travel Journal Forum


Toward other lands and people...
Every year, Clermont becomes a forum for meeting these travelling artists: exhibitions of journals, meetings, round table discussions, screenings, workshops with journal makers, a youth programme, awards for the most remarkable journals and more. Not to mention "The Route des Carnets" with exhibitions all year long in and around Clermont.