18 Sights in Clermont-Ferrand, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 18 sights are available in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Clermont-Ferrand

1. Villa Gros

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Villa Gros is a villa located in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It was built in 1936. The villa has been listed as a historical monument since 2009. The result of several architectural and decorative influences, it is a synthesis of the styles of the 1930s and an intermediate milestone between the bourgeois house before the First World War and the contemporary pavilion of the second half of the 20th century. Classic bourgeois tradition of the mansion with a massed plan. Art Deco taste for the gate, the columned porch, the pergola, the cornices and planters. Regionalist style displayed in the treatment of the facades. International modernist style favouring the fluidity and purity of volumes and the use of modern materials. "Liner" style in semi-circular balconies with tubular railings. It was owned by the Michelin group from 1961 to 1978. It is nicknamed the "Villa Hibou", after its occupants since 1968, the Hibou family.

Wikipedia: Villa Gros (FR)

2. Villa

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A villa is a type of house that was originally an ancient Roman upper class country house. Since its origins in the Roman villa, the idea and function of a villa have evolved considerably. After the fall of the Roman Republic, villas became small farming compounds, which were increasingly fortified in Late Antiquity, sometimes transferred to the Church for reuse as a monastery. Then they gradually re-evolved through the Middle Ages into elegant upper-class country homes. In the early modern period, any comfortable detached house with a garden near a city or town was likely to be described as a villa; most survivals have now been engulfed by suburbia. In modern parlance, "villa" can refer to various types and sizes of residences, ranging from the suburban semi-detached double villa to, in some countries, especially around the Mediterranean, residences of above average size in the countryside.

Wikipedia: Villa (EN)

3. Sanctuaire de Trémonteix

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The Trémonteix sanctuary was a Roman sanctuary with a double fanum and a single cella linked to a Roman villa. It was built 2.5 km from the center of the ancient city of Augustonemetum/Clermont-Ferrand, France. Discovered in 2009 during a preventive archaeology study, the villa was excavated between 2010 and 2011, then partially destroyed by the subsequent development work. Only the sanctuary, listed as a historic monument in 2012, has been preserved in a green zone.

Wikipedia: Trémonteix sanctuary (EN)

4. Fortifications de Montferrand

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Fortifications de MontferrandDavid Lofink from Orange, United States / CC BY 2.0

The ramparts of Montferrand are an urban fortification located in Montferrand, a district of Clermont-Ferrand and a former rival city of Clermont. The wall was built from the fourth quarter of the twelfth century to the sixteenth century to protect the county town of Montferrand. Largely integrated into later constructions, it has largely been preserved. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2012.

Wikipedia: Fortifications de Montferrand (FR)

5. Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot

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The Musée d'Art Roger-Quilliot (MARQ) is located in Clermont-Ferrand in part of the buildings of a former Ursuline convent built in the 17th century. This building is classified as a historical monument. The museum opened in 1992 as the Musée des Beaux-Arts and was later renamed after a former mayor of Clermont-Ferrand, Roger Quilliot.

Wikipedia: Musée d'Art Roger-Quilliot (FR), Website

6. Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Port

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The Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port is a Romanesque basilica, formerly a collegiate church, in the Port quarter of Clermont-Ferrand, between Place Delille and the cathedral. From the 10th century to the French Revolution it was served by a community of canons, regular until the 13th century, and thereafter secular.

Wikipedia: Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port (EN)

7. Fontaine des Lions

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The Lion Fountain is a fountain currently located in the old city center of Clermont-Ferrand in France, rue des Petits-Gras and which was originally located place de la fontaine. The fountain was first mentioned in 1659. Its building material is Volvic stone. It has been listed as a historical monument since 1931.

Wikipedia: Fontaine des Lions (Clermont-Ferrand) (FR)

8. Muséum Henri-Lecoq

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Muséum Henri-Lecoq Ville de Clermont-Ferrand / marque déposée

The Henri-Lecoq Museum is a natural history museum founded in 1873 and located in Clermont-Ferrand in the Puy-de-Dôme region. It is named after the naturalist Henri Lecoq, whose bequest to the city of Clermont-Ferrand formed the basis of the museum's collections. There are rich collections in different fields.

Wikipedia: Muséum Henri-Lecoq (FR), Website

9. Jardin Botanique de la Charme

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Jardin Botanique de la Charme

The Jardin botanique de la Charme, formerly known as the Jardin botanique de la Ville de Clermont-Ferrand, is a municipal botanical garden located at 10, rue de la Charme, Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, Auvergne, France. It is open weekdays year-round plus weekends in the warmer months; admission is free.

Wikipedia: Jardin botanique de la Charme (EN)

10. Statue du Général Desaix

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Statue du Général Desaix Szeder László / CC BY-SA 4.0

The statue of General Desaix is a bronze statue of the sculptor Charles-François Lebœuf dit Nanteuil, installed since 1848 on the Place de Jaude, in Clermont-Ferrand. The monument pays tribute to General Desaix, who died at the Battle of Marengo (1800) and a native of the region.

Wikipedia: Statue du général Desaix (FR)

11. Statue de Vercingétorix

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The Equestrian Statue of Vercingetorix is a bronze equestrian statue installed in 1903 in Clermont-Ferrand, on the Place de Jaude, sculpted by Auguste Bartholdi, and representing Vercingetorix, leader of the Arverni and victor of the siege of Gergovia which took place nearby.

Wikipedia: Statue équestre de Vercingétorix (FR)

12. Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique

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Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique Alecs.y / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Hôtel Fontfreyde is a historic monument located on rue des Gras in Clermont-Ferrand and dates partly from the sixteenth century. It should not be confused with the Hôtel de Fontfreyde located at 28, rue Jules-Guesde in the Montferrand district of Clermont-Ferrand.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Fontfreyde (centre photographique) (FR)

13. Opéra-Théâtre

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The Clermont-Ferrand Opera-Theatre is located in the heart of the city, on Boulevard Desaix and Place de Jaude. Under the impetus of the municipality led by Amédée Gasquet, it was built between 1891 and 1894. The work was directed by the architect Jean Teillard.

Wikipedia: Opéra-Théâtre de Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

14. Synagogue Beit Yacov

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The Beit Yacov Synagogue of Clermont-Ferrand is a former synagogue in France located at 20 rue des Quatre-Passeports, in the Fontgiève district. It is a testimony to the Jewish presence in Auvergne. It was built in 1862 by the architect François-Louis Jarrier.

Wikipedia: Synagogue de Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

15. Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption

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Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral, or the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption of Clermont-Ferrand, is a Gothic cathedral and French national monument located in the city of Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne. It is the seat of the Archbishops of Clermont.

Wikipedia: Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral (EN)

16. Hôtel Cote-Blatin

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The Hôtel Cote-Blatin is a historic hôtel particulier in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It was built in 1897 for Joseph Cote, a physician. It was designed by architect Émile Camut. It has been listed as an official historic monument since 2010.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Cote-Blatin (EN)

17. Église Notre-Dame de Prospérité

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The Church of Notre-Dame-de-Prosperity or Church of Notre-Dame de Montferrand is a former Roman Catholic collegiate church located in Montferrand in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne. It was classified as a historical monument in 1846.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-de-Prospérité de Clermont-Ferrand (FR)

18. Château de Rabanesse

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The Château de Rabanesse, sometimes incorrectly called the Pascal Tower, is a castle located on Place Louise Bourgeois in Clermont-Ferrand, France. It has been listed as a historical monument since 2009.

Wikipedia: Château de Rabanesse (FR)


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