Clermont-Ferrand City Guide
Clermont-Ferrand, the historic center
Architectural treasures to explore around the central plateau
To truly get to know Clermont-Ferrand, you must walk through the old town in the footsteps of Blaise Pascal, born in “Clairmont” in 1623. The iconic gothic cathedral, Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, is located in the place de la Victoire, the ideal starting point for your city walk. The building is constructed in Volvic stone and dominates the “central plateau”. It towers majestically above the square and naturally draws visitors into the rue du Port to explore the Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica, a jewel of Roman architecture, which is on the Camino de Santiago. The narrow streets bordering these two major sites invite you to enjoy a gentle stroll amongst picturesque interior courtyards, finely wrought facades, baroque fountains and mansion houses built in lava stone. Rue du Port, rue des Gras, rue des Chaussetiers, rue du Terrail… Clermont old town awaits!
Further information :
Clermont Auvergne Tourisme
Place de la Victoire