The Place de Jaude, the Cathedral, Notre Dame du Port, the market Saint-Pierre quarter, the streets of the antique dealers and art galleries … The Office of Tourism of Clermont-Ferrand offers you leaflets to discover the historic and shopping centre of Clermont-Ferrand on foot, in perfect freedom.
To find out more www.clermont-fd.com
If you prefer to take part in a guided visit of the city the Office of Tourism of Clermont-Ferrand proposes a programme of themed visits led by managed by lecturer guides.
Access from the chambre d’hôtes of the Villa Pascaline: on foot, the Place Gaillard is 5 minutes and the Office of Tourism 15 minutes away. Direct access to the Place de Jaude with the tram from the stop “Gaillard”, get off at the stop “Jaude”.
Tourism in Clermont-Ferrand: the museums
The Michelin adventure
On the site of Cataroux in a former 2 100m² industrial mill – its early 20th century architecture has been preserved – the Aventure Michelin is spread over two levels. This exhibition – both thematic and chronological – is dedicated to the Michelin Group’s past, present, and future. An unbelievably rich display lets one and all discover the Aventure Michelin with the curiosity and amazement going with their ages.
Access from the chambre d’hôtes of the Villa Pascaline: 20 minutes on foot or 3 minutes in car, direct access by tram from the stop “Gaillard” getting off at the stop “Stade Marcel Michelin”.
The Museum of Art Roger-Quilliot
The Museum of Art Roger-Quilliot presents its permanent collections on six levels. They include the domains of painting, sculpture, the decorative and graphic arts, and photography from the mediaeval epoch to the period of contemporary creation. The Museum of Art Roger-Quilliot, a museum of fine arts of the City of Clermont-Ferrand, is certified “Musée de France” and has a position as one of the major cultural establishments in the Auvergne region. Coming to visit it is also an opportunity to discover the quarter of Montferrand – one of the two historic hearts of the regional capital of Auvergne.
Access from the chambre d’hôtes of the Villa Pascaline: direct access by tram from the stop “Gaillard”, getting off at the stop “Musée d’art Roger-Quilliot”.
Fonds régional d’art contemporain
In the heart of the historic quarter of Clermont-Ferrand the Fonds régional d’art contemporain Auvergne (FRAC – Auvergne Regional Contemporary Art Collections) proposes contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year (painting, sculpture, video, photography).
Direct access on foot from the chambre d’hôtes of the Villa Pascaline
Tourism in Auvergne: visits and essential sights
20 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand and right next to the volcanoes of Auvergne, Vulcania invites you to live an unforgettable experience discovering the Earth and its most incredible phenomena.
The Volcano of Lemptégy
15 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand at the centre of the Chaîne des Puys, explore the Volcano of Lemptégy, an extraordinary site. Your guide will accompany you into the entrails of this giant exposed to the open air for an interactive fun experience… Observe this geological curiosity, take volcanic rock samples, share sensations about forms and colours… The site invites young and old to pierce the secrets of vulcanology!
Tourism in Auvergne: activities and leisure
At a stone’s throw from our chambre d’hôte in Clermont-Ferrand in the town centre of Royat, fitness, relaxation, and well-being are waiting for you every day all year round… for an effusion of wellness. Come and make the post of the swimming pools and thermal baths, the bubble beds, massages jets, perfumed bath, counter current… Unwind on boiling benches in the Jacuzzis… Relax in the hot steam of the Turkish baths; let yourself go thanks to the dry heat of the saunas…
Access from the chambre d’hôtes of the Villa Pascaline: 3 minutes by car, direct access possible by bus.
Strolls around the Puy-de-Dôme site
To make your discovery of the volcanoes as pleasant as possible ideas for walks in the area are proposed to you. They will let you view superb volcanic panoramas. For more information on ideas for walks
Golf of the Volcanoes
18- and 9-hole courses at the foot of the Puy-de-Dôme in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d’Auvergne(Volcanoes of Auvergne Regional Nature Park). Golf at Orcines 12 km from Clermont-Ferrand.