Clermont-Ferrand By: Juliah Linzmeier

Clermont-Ferrand is one of the oldest and well kept secrets of France. Surrounded by mountains, Clermont is one of the driest places in Metropolitan France with an average of only 87.4 precipitation days a year! The city has a humble 141,569 people living in the city and 467,178 in the surrounding metro area.

The Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral and a map of France

The City is surrounded by 40 km stretch of volcanoes. The volcanoes haven't been active in the last couple centuries but they still are a hot site visitors to see and enjoy in Clermont-Ferrand.

Hiking Trails to see the volcanoes

The city Clairmont started in the early 1st century and was a part of the Roman Empire. Modern day Clermont-Ferrand is a Union between the cities of Clairmont and Montferrand in 1630. It was the starting point of the first Crusade in the 5th century and later on in its history it became the seat of the Bishop in 1551.

Some famous people that are from Clermont-Ferrand include André and Eduard Michelin who started the Michelin tire company and the base of the company is still located in Clermont.

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