Tourism - Puy-de-Dôme

Puy-de-Dôme is a French department that is part of the Auvergne region. It is surrounded by the departments of Allier, Loire, Haute-Loire, Cantal, Corrèze and Creuse. The main cities are Clermont-Ferrand, Ambert, Issoire, Riom and Thiers.

The department of Puy-de-Dôme is famous for its volcanoes of which, the Puy-de-Dôme is the highest with 1460 m. This relief offers numerous lakes to the landscape such as Pavin Lake and Servière Lake; these are great for fishing and other water sports activities. Also, the department benefits from a very beautiful natural environment, especially with the Sioule Gorges.

Puy-de-Dôme also disposes of a very rich and varied historical and religious heritage with the villages of Usson, Saint-Floret located on the river Couze banks, Orcival and its basilica, Bourboule for its spa heritage, the Romanesque style churches especially with Notre-Dame du Port in Clermont-Ferrand, listed world heritage by UNESCO, Saint-Austremoine d’Issoire, the Mozac Abbey. The Castles of Chazeron, Murol and Tournoël. The Fades Viaduct. The ‘Aventure Michelin’ Museum, the Papier Richard de Bas museum in Ambert. Finally, some medium size cities are worth the visit with Riom, or Clermont-Ferrand and their historical centres.

Top tourist cities in Puy-de-Dôme


Tourism Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand is a city in the centre of France, the capital of the Auvergne region famous for the extinct volcanoes that surround the city and for being the town of Blaise Pascal a great mathematician. To visit, the bronze statue of Vercingetorix, the Place de ...

Must : Musée d'art Roger-Quilliot, Musée Bargoin, Muséum d'histoire naturelle Henri Lecoq


Tourism Ambert

Ambert is situated in the department of the Puy-de-Dôme and the region of Auvergne. Ambert is situated in the plain of Ambert surrounded the east by the Mounts of the Forez and the west by the Mounts of the Livradois. The town of Ambert is adhesive of the regional ...

Must : Le musée de la machine agricole et à vapeur


Tourism Issoire

This ocher-colored valley and southern accents opens to the south, telling you to change the history of Queen Margot, castles and Roman churches. Sights: Church St. Austremoine

Must : Église Saint-Austremoine


Tourisme Riom

Riom is a city located in the department of Puy de Dome and the region of Auvergne. Only 10 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand, the town enjoys a privileged location, between the foothills of the Volcanoes of Auvergne and the Plain of Limagne. The architectural aesthetics ...

Must : Musée Mandet


Tourism Thiers

Thiers is located in the Puy de Dome and the Auvergne region. Camped on a rocky outcrop in the face of the Puys, the city of Thiers surprises visitors with its medieval architecture. At the corner of an alley, half-timbered houses, corbelled turrets or even to reveal ...

Must : Musée de la coutellerie