In two days, discover the great heritage of a two-thousand-year old city. Start your visit to Clermont-Ferrand with the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame, followed up by the Bayette Tower which offers stunning city views. Other local heritage highlight is the basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don’t miss a visit to the backcountry, with its lush volcanoes and beautiful landscapes.
Head to Clermont-Ferrand for a week to sample all the charms of this pleasant city. Its millennial heritage is present everywhere. Explore the medieval district of Montferrand, a distinct town to Clermont-Ferrand originally, which has preserved its fortified medieval layout and some beautiful mansions. This protected area is one of the oldest in France. During your evenings, try some local flavors in the very beautiful Place de Jaude in the heart of the town. Finally, a stay in our Campanile hotels in Clermont-Ferrand would not be perfect without planning some backcountry walks, so explore the parc naturel des volcans d’Auvergne.
The city has given special thought to making its heritage accessible to children. Are they fans of museums? The Michelin adventure reinterprets the industrial story of the group through a fun trail for the youngest. Just steps from the city, the historic Puy-de-Dôme volcano offers a family-friendly adventure for young and old. Further on, the Gergovie Plateau commemorates Vercingetorix's victory over Julius Caesar in 52 BC, and is an ideal location for a family stroll, just steps away from the park of the Vulcania theme park, which reveals to children and adults the fascinating world of volcanoes.