Clermont-Ferrand refers to a city as well as the commune of France. It also doubles up as the capital of the Puy-de-Dôme department. The city lies on the renowned Limagne plain and features a chain of volcanoes known as the Chaîne des Puys. Some of the cities that lie in close proximity with the city of Clermont-Ferrand include Aulnat-Puy de Dome, Allier, Correze, Haute-Loire and Rhone.
The city of Clermont-Ferrand is home to a number of fascinating attractions. One of these attractions is the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption which refers to an incredible Gothic cathedral that is constructed using a dark volcanic stone. It feature two unique towers which can be viewed from any location in Clermont-Ferrand. The other attraction is the Notre-Dame-du-Port which refers to an unique church that is constructed in Auvergnat Romanesque style and which comprises of carved capitals which are seen to depict figures of people as well as of animals. The church is home to a seventeenth century copy of a thirteenth century Black Virgin.To get to these attractions, you need to rent a car in Clermont-Ferrand.
There are a number of other attractions in Clermont-Ferrand. The Clermont-Ferrand Festivals includes the festivals of Notre Dame du Port which is held in May as well as the Country Dance Festival which is held in August. The other attraction in Clermont-Ferrand is the Château de Grangefort which plays the role of a modern day camping site that features among other things an open-air swimming pool. It has been restored to feature a number of feudal trappings. The camping site is set in twenty five hectares of sprawling grounds that includes a variety of periods featured using furnishings that come complete with candle-lighting for each of the rooms. To get to these attractions, you need to hire a car in Clermont-Ferrand.
There are a number of other must see attractions in Clermont-Ferrand. The area around Montferrand is home to a number of attractions including the church of Notre-Dame-de-la-Prospérité as well as numerous Renaissance and Gothic houses which features very beautifully designed courtyards. The other attraction that is a must visit is the Musée du Bargoin which features Gallo-Roman as well as prehistoric antiquities. To get to these attractions you need car rental in Clermont-Ferrand.
There are a number of other attractions in and around Clermont-Ferrand that are a must visit including Place de Jaude, Place de la Poterne, Roche Tuilière Cantal volcano and Roche Sanadoire.
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