How do I find a campground near Clermont-Ferrand?
Ideally located between Limagne and the Puys mountain range, Clermont-Ferrand, the capital of Auvergne, has a rich heritage which you will be able to discover! In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Clermont-Ferrand?
Several monuments are essential if you are travelling to Clermont-Ferrand: the Gothic cathedral whose bell tower rises to the sky, set on the hillock of the historic centre, built in lava stone and decorated with rich stained glass windows and magnificent wall paintings; the basilica, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Mecca for Romanesque art and built in the 12th century; the historic centre of Montferrand, which was once distinct from Clermont, with its bastide and private mansions, its 13th century houses; the Place de Jaude, the heart of the city since antiquity, with its various monuments, department stores, fountains and statues; on the same square, the church of Saint-Pierre des Minimes, the opera theatre, and the statue of the famous Vercingetorix of Bartoldi, one of the city's emblems.
You can also visit several museums, including the Roger-Quillot Art Museum, on the edge of the Montferrand ramparts, with its collection of fine arts from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; the Bargoin Museum dedicated to archaeology and textile arts; the Henri-Lecoq Museum, dedicated to the region's natural history and natural heritage, with 650 000 objects and specimens. Many parks and gardens will also provide you with pleasant stops, such as the botanical garden of La Charme, the Creux de l'Enfer park where you can walk directly on the lawns and the Montjuzet park with its playgrounds for children!
Multiple outdoor activities are also possible all around the city in various and often sumptuous settings.
When to go to Clermont-Ferrand?
The city of Clermont-Ferrand is, once again, a superb destination to find yourself in a calm environment, far from the crowd of vacationers. Even if this city is less sunny than others, its semi-continental climate, makes the most of the oceanic and continental influences. Winters, with their cold but less humid temperatures, contrast with summers when the heat is pleasant, despite the rains that may surprise holidaymakers. Nevertheless, the climate of Clermont-Ferrand is particularly favourable to tourist visits from July to October!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!