Clermont, economic capital of central France

In a nutshell

Clermont Auvergne Métropole is one of France’s 22 Métropoles. Made up of 21 municipalities for 300,000 inhabitants, it is a human-sized métropole, at the heart of the economic flows that exist between the métropoles of Lyon, Bordeaux, Montpellier or indeed Paris.

480 000 salariésconsumers and employees in and around Clermont
37000 étudiantsstudents in Clermont. Clermont is ranked 3rd of the big cities where it is good to study.
25000 entreprisescompanies
500 mid-sized and SMEs of more than 50 employees

Living or working in Clermont is …

  • Being at 2h from Lyon and 4h30 from Paris
  • Benefit from an airport less than 15 minutes from the city center. An airport serving Paris 8 times a day, as well as a set of European and international destinations via 4 hubs (Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Amsterdam, Lyon). An airport that has hosted the first permanent track in the world, which is the second in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with 400,000 passengers per year, and which is in the top 10 French airports for business aviation (60% increase in 2017).
  • Take one of the 8 daily trains to Paris, or one of the dozens of daily bus journeys that connect Clermont to Lyon or Paris (the Clermont-Lyon line is, in terms of traffic, the first line between two metropolises).
  • To be able to avoid moving: the Clermont-Ferrand area is home to high-quality, accessible digital infrastructures (GIX, neutral Data Center, Very High Speed ​​Telecommunications Networks, Fiber Cabling – Clermont Auvergne Métropole is a pioneer in Europe with a very attractive Giga price).
  • Live serenely, breathe in a green setting, part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Clermont, you save time, and everything is easy