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Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of Auvergne, a beautiful region in the centre of France. It is one of the oldest cities in France and famous for hosting the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Historically famous as the starting point for the first of the Crusades, Clermont is a location steeped in world history and regularly found itself at the heart of world changing events. It was also the birthplace of mathematician Blaise Pascal, the famous creator of Pascal’s Wager. The city itself is surrounded by dormant volcanoes, called the Chaîne des Puys, which is why most of the houses are made of black volcanic rocks. Unless you are fluent in French, finding a hotel in Clermont-Ferrand can be very difficult. The easiest way to avoid this is to book your hotel in advance with offers you a wide selection of Clermont-Ferrand hotels and other types of accommodations, which have all been rated by previous customers, to make sure you'll find exactly what you want.

What's Clermont-Ferrand Like?

Clermont-Ferrand is a mesmerizing city and since it is not really a tourist town it still has the truly charming flair everyone loves about France. Its history can be best appreciated at the public squares and the cathedral. On the Place de Jaude stands a statue of Vercingetorix sitting on a horse and holding a sword, sculpted by the creator of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric Bartholdi. Also very important is the Place de la Victoire, where you can find a statue of Pope Urban II, whose speech led to the first Crusade. The most intriguing sights in Clermont-Ferrand are the gothic cathedral Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, which is located next to the Place de la Victoire, and the roman basilica Notre-Dame-du-Port, considered a world heritage site. If the weather is nice, you can also spend some time in one of Clermont-Ferrand's many parks, for example the Jardin Le Coq.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Clermont-Ferrand

To get along with the locals, it is advisable to avoid speaking English if possible, and instead try to speak French. This shows that you are interested in the local culture and the people in Clermont-Ferrand are more likely to welcome you. Try out as many local restaurants and cafés as you can, since they represent the culinary specialties of Clermont-Ferrand and the region, like the cheeses Cantal, Saint-Nectaire, and Fourme d'Ambert Auvergne is famous for. But no matter whether it's the culture, the people, or the famous cheese that makes you want to visit Clermont-Ferrand, with you don't have to worry about finding a good hotel on-site, because the perfect hotel will already be booked before you leave home and you can start your holiday right away.