Gastronomic experiences in Clermont-Ferrand
Local specialties include the famous Auvergne charcuteries, and truffles and other aligots have a place of choice. Cheeses are legion here and internationally recognized, such as saint-nectaire, cantal, salers, bleu d’Auvergne, or fourme d’Ambert. Take time to stop to discover the cheese specialties in Aurillac, in one of the city’s family-friendly fromageries. Our Campanile hotel-restaurants in Clermont-Ferrand also offer the opportunity to indulge in some regional delicacies paired with some tasty wines.
Clermont-Ferrand and its candied fruitsClermont-Ferrand has specialized in fruit pastilles, jellies and candied fruit since the time of Louis XI. This century-old tradition is still very much alive and exported around the world. Originally, these fruit pastilles were even an unmissable gift for any notable personality travelling through the region. Later, Madame de Sévigné launched a fashion for confits. The Second Empire marked the golden age for the city’s confectioners.
Make a foodie stopoverAux Délices des Puys is an unmissable address in Clermont-Ferrand, to discover sweet delicacies during a foodie getaway in Auvergne. Between nougats, candied fruits, candies, pralines and other sources of pleasure, such as pastilles, specialties from Vichy, you’ll step back into your childhood and discover some ancient handmade goods.