Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Clermont-Ferrand? Read our tips below on the things to do in Clermont-Ferrand, France plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and the best restaurants to try!
Clermont-Ferrand is a city in France. It is one of the oldest cities in the said country. It is known for its rich history, culture, and popular volcanoes. And yes, visiting a volcano is possible here! But no need to worry as this volcano is inactive. So if you’re heading out to Clermont-Ferrand, we listed the things that you should do and visit while you’re in this wonderful city.
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Clermont-Ferrand, France
Day 1 – Weekend Guide to Clermont-Ferrand, France
Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption– Start your trip by visiting this impressive and historic cathedral. With its Gothic architecture, you would really be amazed by the fact that this church is made from the black volcanic rocks! Awesome church!
Jardin Lecoq– If you feel tired and exhausted, or you just want some peace of mind, then head to Jardin Lecoq. The fountains, sculptures, and plants or flowers inside would really soothe your eyes.
Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Clermont-Ferrand, France
Puy-de-Dome Volcano– Start your second day with a blast by hiking (or going on a train) in this historical volcano. At the top, cafes or restaurants are waiting for you. Not only that, but the beautiful view of the town is also the one thing you shouldn’t miss. You could spend your whole day here because you could go on a picnic or visit the museum and ruins that are here. You’d never get bored!
Day 3 – Weekend Guide to Clermont-Ferrand, France
Place de Jaude– On your last day, it is recommended to visit Place de Jaude. It is located in the middle of the town, you could go shopping or just walking around the area as there are old buildings surrounding the place.
Where to Stay in Clermont-Ferrand, France
Where to Stay in Clermont-Ferrand, France if you’re a Backpacker
Offering city views and free WiFi, le petit terminus offers accommodation conveniently located in Clermont-Ferrand. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, a fridge, and kettle. A stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a coffee machine. The nearest airport is Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 7 km from the le petit terminus.
Price: Starts at $33 per night for Studio Apartment, plus $11 for taxes and charges, and it’s partially refundable.
Located near the A71 Motorway, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and private parking are available on site. All of the rooms at Première Classe Clermont Ferrand Nord include a work desk, a wardrobe, and a TV. Some are specially designed for disabled guests. A buffet breakfast is served daily and vending machines with snacks and drinks are at guests’ disposal.
Price: Starts at $35 per night for Double Room, $0 for taxes and charges, add $6 for breakfast (optional), and it’s non-refundable.
The property is set 1.1 km from Polydome Congress Centre. Michelin headquarters is 1.6 km away and the city center can be reached in 10 minutes by bus or tram. Guest rooms are equipped with a TV with streaming technology, allowing guests to watch shows from their devices on the TV screen. Guests can purchase snacks from the onsite snack counter. For any tips on how to get around or what to do in the area, guests can ask at the reception. The nearest airport is Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 7 km from Premiere Classe Clermont Ferrand.
Price: Starts at $46 per night for Standard Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Clermont-Ferrand, France if you’re on a Budget
Located a 2-minute walk from the Clermont-Ferrand Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the city center, Albert Elisabeth Gare SNCF offers accommodation with free WiFi. All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV including sports channels and some of them feature a balcony. The daily breakfast offers continental and buffet options. Speaking English and French, staff are always on hand to help at the reception. The nearest airport is Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 6 km from the property.
Price: Starts at $59 per night for Double Room with Shower, plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $9 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
It offers modern studios that can accommodate up to 3 people. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the property. Each studio features an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge. A TV is included and bed linen and towels are included in the price. The bathrooms are fitted with either a bath or a shower. A buffet breakfast is served every morning and includes pastries, bread, yogurt, and cheese.
Price: Starts at $59 per night for Studio (2 adults), plus $1 for taxes and charges, add $10 for breakfast (optional), and it’s non-refundable.
Equateur-centre Jaude in Clermont-Ferrand offers accommodation with free WiFi. Featuring a balcony, the apartment is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, skiing, and cycling. This apartment comes with 1 bedroom, a satellite flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with a microwave and a fridge. The nearest airport is Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 8 km from Equateur-centre Jaude.
Price: Starts at $61 per night for Apartment with Balcony, plus $12 for taxes and charges, it’s free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Where to Stay in Clermont-Ferrand, France if you want Luxury
**Hôtel particulier ultra centre HAUT DE GAMME avec PARKING privé** features free bikes. A continental breakfast is available daily at the apartment. Michelin headquarters is 2.7 km from **Hôtel particulier ultra centre HAUT DE GAMME avec PARKING privé**. The nearest airport is Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
Price: Starts at $133 per night for Deluxe Apartment, plus $1 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Mercure Clermont Ferrand centre Jaude offers guests a bar, a terrace and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom, with a hairdryer, and free WiFi access. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily. The hotel’s fitness room also gives free access to the guests. It is 9 km from Auvergne Aulnat Airport.
Price: Starts at $151 per night for Classic Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it’s free cancellation.
Oceania Clermont Ferrand is situated in Clermont-Ferrand’s Town Center. The hotel offers panoramic views of the Puy de Dome and a hot tub, hammam and fitness room. The air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with a TV walk-in shower in the private bathroom and a free wi-fi all throughout the hotel. The hotel’s restaurant also serves traditional and regional French cuisine from Monday to Friday. Guests can enjoy the buffet breakfast served every morning.
Price: Starts at $113 per night for Standard Double Room, plus $1 for taxes and charges, and $17 for breakfast, it offers free cancellation, and no prepayment needed.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Clermont-Ferrand, France
It serves French cuisine. A must-visit restaurant with excellent food and atmosphere.
Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM / 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 10 rue Massillon, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
A Wine bar that offers French cuisine. Customers love their grill, especially meat lovers. Never miss this one out!
Operating hours: 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM / 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Sun-Sat)
Address: 42 rue de l Ange, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
It offers French cuisine. Have a lovely dinner in this wonderful restaurant. Get served by friendly staff and have a taste with their amazing French dishes.
Operating hours: 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM (Tue – Fri) and 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 16 rue Claussmann, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
This restaurant offers Asian cuisine mainly Thai dishes. Satisfy your Asian cravings in this restaurant in Clermont, France!
Operating hours: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM / 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Mon-Sat)
Address: 27 rue des Jacobins, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
By the name itself, obviously, this restaurant is a Japanese restaurant. You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to eat Japanese delicacies, just head out to ‘Konnichiwa’ and enjoy your dinner.
- 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Sun-Mon)
- 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM / 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Tue-Sat)
Address: 16 Place Renoux, 63000, Clermont-Ferrand, France
How to go to Clermont-Ferrand, France from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Stansted to Clermont, France
Oct. 11 (Friday) 13:40-16:25
Ticket Price: £12.99
* Prices are subject to change.
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