Quality of life

In top position of agglomerations rankings

Clermont is ranked 4th agglomeration on 100 where life is good, 6th where it is good to work, in the top 10 cities to settle.
These rankings are based on criteria such as the average salary, the cost of renting an apartment, the hours of sunshine, the cultural offer, the leisure offer, the number of restaurants, the cost of a meal with beer, the cost of public transport, the unemployment rate, a satisfaction index, …

Clermont is also ranked 3rd for the cost of rent and transport. Access to the property is possible due to still soft real estate prices. Newcomers can still settle because the density of inhabitants is pleasant. From 970 inhabitants per km² on average in the territory, it reaches a peak of 4675 inhabitants per km² in a municipality, without this town knows disruption in terms of travel and parking.

In Clermont, it is easy to move around: by car, by tram, or by bike (several bike paths with an extension project, 700 self-service bikes in 52 stations, used by 40,000 people each year).

Clermont benefits from more than 200 days of sunshine per year, mild temperatures, and one of the lowest rainfall in France.

Clermont Auvergne Métropole, a hub of international business tourism

Each year, our metropolis welcomes more than 400,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors from 85 nationalities, through major events, which are often both public and market places.

  • International Short Film Festival
  • European festival of the emerging scene, Europavox
  • Breeding Summit
  • National Congress of the Order of Chartered Accountants
  • International Festival of Extraordinary Textile
  • Vidéoformes
  • Carnet de Voyage
  • Effervescences program

And to welcome, large equipments or more confidential ones, do not miss.
Contact : www.congres-clermontauvergnetourisme.com

Clermont Auvergne Métropole, land of Olympic champions

  • In Rugby: ASM, a double team champion of France in 2010 and 2017, vice-champion of Europe in 2015.
  • Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie,a record holder, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion.
  • In figure skating: Gabriella Papadakis et Guillaume Cizeron, triple world champions in ice dancing since 2015, triple European champions, vice Olympic champions.
  • In football: Clermont Foot 63, champion team of France in league 2 in 2002 and 2007.
  • In archery: a men’s team champion of Europe in 2016.
  • In riding: Pierre Volla, champion of France 2016, selected at the Olympics.
  • In wrestling: Koumba Larroque, junior world champion in 2015.
  • In swimming: Geoffroy Mathieu, vice-champion of France in 2016.
  • In foils: Ludovic Lemoine, bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games 2016.

 All just a step away from a grandiose and preserved nature

Quality of resources and resourcing means are other markers of the metropolitan territory: Clermont is in the heart of a green setting, that the inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage enhances. In less than 20 minutes by car from the center of the agglomeration, each one can enjoy the biggest regional natural park of France (400 000 hectares).
The presence of spas and many mineral springs, guarantee the desire to continue to preserve the quality of the air and water.

Marking the identity of the Métropole is the Puy-de-Dôme (1465m) which towers over the Chaîne des Puys and its string of 80 volcanoes. Accessible on foot or by rack railway, it affords a stunning panoramic view stretching from the Limagne Plain to the Monts du Sancy range.
Since July 2018, the Chaîne des Puys- Limagne Fault site has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a “tectonic arena”. It is the first site to be inscribed as natural heritage in mainland France.

The metropolis Clermont is living indoor and outdoor

  • Several amusement parks or theme parks (Vulcania, ASM Experience, …) with a million visitors per year.
  • Show : concert halls for up to several thousand people, café-theaters, five cinematographic complexes (50 screens), lively squares with cafés, restaurants (including 17 Michelin-starred restaurants)…
  • Sports : Three ski areas (80 kilometers of slopes, at less than an hour from the center of Clermont), 400 hectares of landscapes in regional natural parks, 80 volcanoes, 300 kilometers marked out for mountain biking, trails and hiking, an 18-hole golf course, an equestrian center

The presence of spa resorts

At the foot of the Chaîne des Puys, the spa town of Royat Chamalières offers visitors and people taking the waters the inimitable charm of a Belle Epoque spa resort. Committed to modern, innovative hydrotherapy, the resort offers facilities and events conducive to health and wellness tourism. Thanks to the beneficial effects of its carbogaseous waters, the resort specializes in the treatment of rheumatic disorders and heart and artery complaints.
Inspired by the basilica of Roman Emperor Constantine, the thermal spa is noteworthy on account of its facade, its vaulting and its floor listed as a Historic Monument.

Significant tourist accommodation

  • Thanks to its 75 hotels (including one five stars hotel, seven hotels 4*), eco-lodges, a youth hostel, guest rooms, supplemented by AirBnB offers, Clermont Auvergne Métropole has more than 1.4 million overnight stays a year and can accommodate up to 8000 people per night.
  • Nearly 15,000 beds are available for tourists here on business or for pleasure, with several holiday residences and campsites, some thirty guest houses and around 350 furnished accommodations.
  • To cater for young people, the Métropole is investing in the construction of a youth hostel that is due to open in 2020 close to Clermont-Ferrand’s railway station.

Contact : www.clermontauvergnetourisme.com

Focus on :
Clermont Auvergne Métropole shows its ambition to be exemplary in the preservation of natural resources and the fight against climate change
  • Its commitment is recognized by the State and Ademe (positive energy territory).
  • The establishment of an energy transition plan (collective program of 100 actions) should enable it to reduce by 2 the energy consumption of the territory by 2050.
  • The Clermont-Ferrand metropolis has a biodiversity observatory.
  • It contributes to a territorial food project whose vocation is to bring local consumption and production closer together.
  • State-of-the-art universities in the field of energy and ecological transition (Globe physics observatory, IRSTEA, PIAF, etc.) and a Cluster of Excellence (E2IA) are working to develop innovative solutions for environmental performance.