Situated at 6km from Clermont-Ferrand in the department of Puy-de-Dôme, Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport is an international airport complex that handles more than 380,000 passengers per year. Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport operates regular daily flights as well as charter flights. The single terminal building, which is reserved for passengers, is spread across 4 600 m². Two carparks are available to passengers, both of which are situated close to the terminal. The carpark at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport has 1,000 spaces, providing both long and short-term parking. Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport has numerous amenities including a panoramic restaurant and a 200 m² shopping zone.
Capital of Auvergne, set against a volcanic backdrop, first impressions of Clermont Ferrand are impressive. The local stone is dark, being lava-based and the vertiginous Notre Dame Cathedral, a classified French Historic Monument, shows it off to its best. Add to this the cathedral’s mural paintings and multi-coloured stained glass panels and the result is breath taking. Book a flight for your trip to Clermont Ferrand and visit the 19th Century Notre Dame du Port Basilica, a Romanesque building restored in 2008, with detailed sculptures and light stone walls. Clermont Ferrand’s centre shows off its own, special celebrity – Vercingétorix, the most famous of Gaulish chiefs and thorn in Julius Caesar’s side. You’ll find his statue, sculpted by Bartholdi at Place Jaude, in the heart of the town. Car lovers must, during their holiday in Clermont Ferrand, visit the Aventure Michelin, a museum dedicated to the famous multi-national. Other museums you should visit include Bargoin, Roger-Quilliot and Henri-Lecoq, all providing superb insights into local and national history. Reserve a hotel room in Clermont Ferrand close to these landmarks. If fancy a walk in Auvergne, then follow the ‘Cheese Route’…but not before you’ve tucked in to a serving of aligot or truffade!