Major projects

Prefiguring the symbolic components of a metropolis of the 21st century, various operations are conducted by Clermont Auvergne Métropole. The first will end in 2020, the latest in 2028. They have the advantage of linking the population to the economy and mesh the territory archipelago, with the search for a dynamic balance.

Place des Carmes, a new place to live at the headquarters of a multinational

  • Aquatic terrace, café, shop, museum of the rubber tree house, Michelin headquarters is being transformed. Willingness for the industrial leader to express its openness to the public and its attachment to Clermont …
  • Willingness for the Metropolis which co-finances the operations of renovating a quarter extending over 2.5 ha.
  • And not far from here, Michelin boasts a prestigious global R & D center. Spread over 67,000 m², it concentrates the grey matter of 4 to 5,000 people, who are reference interlocutors for SMEs and startups in development research.

A more efficient transport network

Two key bus rapid transit lines (B and C) will be operational by 2025 in the Métropole area and will round out the tram line (line A).

  • The aim? To improve the way people get around. To increase from the current 33 million trips per year to 52 million in 2032, in other words 180 trips per year per inhabitant.
  • To achieve that, the Métropole and the SMTC Public Transport authority want to have three main lines (A, B and C), supplemented by direct routes and links between different neighborhoods.
  • Which means more bus services, a more regular service, priority at crossroads, etc.
  • To build a sustainable city, electric vehicles will be used on route B and then gradually on line C.

Clermont, candidate for the European Capital of Culture

No economic dynamism without cultural dynamism


Jusqu’en 2021, le programme Effervescences prépare la candidature de Clermont-Ferrand et de sa métropole au titre de Capitale européenne de la Culture 2028.

In addition to the Effeverscences program (link to the Effervescences website), three major projects contribute to boosting the cultural offer:
• The modernization of a place dedicated to the National Scene of Clermont (architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, Pritzker Prize 2011) on 9300 m².
• The creation of a library of a new kind, with atypical spaces.
• The extension of the Grande Halle d’Auvergne (an additional 10,000 m² providing a total surface area of 27,000 m²)
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Large-scale library

Clermont Auvergne Métropole’s library is due to be completed by 2022 on the site of the former Hôtel-Dieu, the city’s former hospital and iconic building dating back to 1770.

The project for the library will be in the Hôtel Dieu building called Dijon, a building whose entrance is on Rue Lagarlaye. The new structure will house the central reception area, shops, a lecture hall and a café. In the wings, whose inner partitions will be taken down except in the heritage parts, four major theme-based sections will be built with collections, reading areas and working spaces. The architect will be appointed this year.

Scène Nationale public theatre

The project, which began in 2017, should be completed in the second half of 2019. The building which is to become the seat and work place of La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand was designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, a world famous Portuguese architect. It will add to the city’s current performance venues, which include the Maison de la Culture and the Opera house.

  • A 9,500m² complex (floor area)
  • 2 performance halls seating 900 and 350: modern, high-performance stage equipment
  • A cultural outreach center for the organization of meetings with the public
  • A reception area to welcome the public
  • Administrative offices for La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand
  • Rooms to welcome performers
  • An exhibition area
  • A “brasserie” restaurant


Eco-districts in Clermont with services “plus” on the Saint-Jean side

Close to the station, integrating a reflection mixing housing / employment / services, this eco-district will host the new technical high school (Lycée des métiers).

Extension of Stade Gabriel-Montpied football stadium

Clermont Auvergne Métropole’s councilors adopted the first phase for the extension of Stade Gabriel-Montpied in May 2018. The aim of this project, which will take place in three phases, is to encourage excellence in sport. It consists of a site extension that will bring the number of seats from 10,800 to 30,000.

The enlarged stadium will enhance the outstanding sports facilities already on offer such as Jean-Pellez Stadium in Aubière, a national reference for athletics, and L’Arténium in Ceyrat, which boasts a unique configuration in France for hosting top martial arts, wrestling and table tennis competitions.