Do you want to discover the volcanic region of Puy-de-Dôme? Première Classe hotels welcome you to Clermont-Ferrand for your business trip or family vacation.
Find the not to be missed sights of Clermont-Ferrand
See you in Place de Jaude! Located in the very center of Clermont-Ferrand, Place de Jaude offers a multitude of activities. Accessible by tramway, it is adorned with monuments, shops and cafes. From your hotel, take a stroll through this semi-pedestrian area, where fountains and trees unfold to make it a popular meeting place. For shopping enthusiasts, Galeries Lafayette and the Jaude shopping center offer a wide selection of brands. In the square, you can admire the statue of Vercingetorix, a true mascot of the city since it commemorates the victory of the Gallic chieftain over Caesar in 52 BC and that of General Desaix, the city's war commissioner in the 18th century. The church of Saint-Pierre-des-Minimes, built in the 17th century and classified as a historical monument in 1987, also sits in the square. If you are a fan of shows, the opera-theater, also classified as a historical monument, offers excellent performances at affordable rates. Shopping, sightseeing, gourmet breaks: there's something for everyone (and all wallets!). This 376,737 ft 2 square will seduce you, in the summer and in the winter.
Following in the footsteps of the French tire industry with the L’Aventure Michelin. L’Aventure Michelin is one of the many must-see sites in Clermont-Ferrand and is a firm favorite. Thanks to its geographical location in the center of the city, the site invites its visitors to explore the entire history of the famous tire brand. Along 21,528 ft 2 of scenic routes, you will discover an amazing space dedicated to the legendary Michelin Man and all his incarnations. Just a few minutes away from your Première Classe Clermont Ferrand Centre hotel, walk in the footsteps of the legendary adventure of a truly French brand. Cock-a-doodle-doo! From the first Latin slogan "nunc est bibendum-now is the time to drink" to the most recent advertisements, the space on the ground floor reveals all the facets of the brand. In fact, behind the rather good-natured man image lies an incredible innovation machine. Michelin is constantly evolving, and made a name for itself very early on by moving into the aviation and rail sectors. Move up one floor to discover innovations, some of which are totally unexpected. A lesson in marketing, that's what Michelin is all about. You'll discover this quite quickly thanks to the history of the Michelin Guide and the road and hotel maps invented by the Michelin brothers. All the creativity of the brand is revealed from one room to another, from one model to another, from one innovation to another, just like the incredible "1000 legs" vehicle, worthy of a James Bond movie!
Travel back in time and around the world at the Musée Bargoin. Right in the heart of Clermont-Ferrand, the Musée Bargoin is located in a neoclassical building dating back to the beginning of the last century. The Musée Bargoin, one of the most famous in the Auvergne, has been opening its doors to both the curious and anyone interested in heritage since 1903, when it was built. Discover the heritage of Clermont Ferrand, once you leave your hotel. Two departments deal with this thematic: archaeology and textile art. Indeed, the metropolis of Les Arvernes was for a very long time a historical crossroads, as shown by the excavations on the Gergovie Plateau, the results of which you can see before you today. Here, the skeleton of the "young girl of the Cheix" is accompanied by Gallo-Roman glassware, religious objects or children's toys; not to mention the statuettes, witnesses to the ancient rites of the time when a temple of Mercury stood at the top of the Puy de Dôme. Alongside this ancient heritage, there is the collection of textile arts taking the visitor to distant lands. By regularly offering temporary exhibitions based around a particular country, the museum becomes a cultural ambassador for an evening.
During your week-long break in Clermont-Ferrand, visit its different districts and follow one of the three routes organized by the Tourist Office: the Port route, the Saint-Pierre route and the Saint-Genès route. Discover the Roger Quilliot Museum of Art and the Henri-Lecoq Municipal Museum of Natural History. Stroll around the Creux-de-l'Enfer park and enjoy a mountain bike trail. Explore the region and find Première Classe hotels every step of the way. Don’t miss Auvergne’s volcanoes and taste the local gourmet specialties in one of the town’s restaurants.
Clermont-Ferrand and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region are ideal for a family break. Enjoy Première Classe hotels: comfortable and economical at each stage of your journey. Have a picnic in Montjuzet park or enjoy the multi-sports ground in Fraternité park. Visit the Sand Show or Vulcania park. Let the children discover the natural wonders of the Botanical gardens and the Cézalier animal park. Take a few moments to taste the local food in a restaurant in Clermont-Ferrand.
Did you know that Clermont-Ferrand is famous for its delicious candy? During your visit, fall in love with nougat, fruit jellies, candied fruits, chocolates and sugared almonds. Treat yourself in a good restaurant, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit the pleasant and friendly Saint-Pierre market for all your good quality souvenirs and gifts. Enjoy a weekend in your Première Classe budget hotel in Clermont-Ferrand or Auxerre.