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Clermont-ferrand seen through ten monuments …

Notre Dame-du-Port Basilica

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Listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage, the Notre-Dame-du-Port Basilica takes visitors into the spellbinging world of Romanesque art.

The cathedral

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The cathedral is distinctive by its charcoal grey colour resulting from the Volvic lava stone used to build it. The interior conceals a remarkable collection of stained-glass windows and murals.

Montferrand historical centre

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Montferrand was founded in the 12th century and it still has strong medieval imprint in its roads which were built in a regular grid pattern.

Hôtel Chazerat

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The Hôtel Chazerat is the most beautiful example of Neoclassical architecture in the Auvergne and is now the home of the DRAC (Regional Head Office of Cultural Affairs).

The theatre

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The ornamentation on the façade of this 19th century opera house acts as a sneak preview!

Amboise fountain

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Made of Volvic stone, this fountain was built in 1515. Its structure shows evidence of late gothic craftsmanship. Yet the ornate columns and prolific adornments are in Renaissance style.

Roger-Quilliot Art Museum

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On the site of the former Ursulines convent dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, there are more than 1,500 works of art dating from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Grandseigne Private Mansion 

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A ceremonial room from the days of the Sun King, featuring a décor of paintings and woodwork…

Vercingetorix statue

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This equestrian statue was designed by famous sculptor Auguste Bartholdi to commemorate the Gaul leader’s victory over Caesar at Gergovie in 52 BC.

Art nouveau, Art deco

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Turn of the century, the roaring 20s, the styles are all over the façades and the ironwork…