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Clermont-Ferrand is a city in central France . 360 km south of Paris .The city is the capital of the Auvergne region in the department of Puy-de-Dôme. Approx. 140,000 inhabitants live in Clermont-Ferrand, 261,000 with the suburbs. The city lies on a plain, and is known for a number of volcanoes, Chaîne des Puys, located around the city. The highest, Puy-de-Dôme, located 13 kilometers outside the center.
Clermont-Ferrand, founded by the Romans as Augustonemetum, and became bishop ca. year 250 The city is one of France’s oldest. The city is the birthplace of the philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). The suburb Royat located 430 meters above sea level, is a summer tourist resort with mineral springs. In Clermont-Ferrand there are sites such as archaeological and natural history museum. The old city is the senromanske Notre-Dame-du-Port basilica from the 1100s and a Gothic cathedral from 1100 to 1400’s. At the Place de Jaude there is a large statue of Vercingetorix sitting in a hoarse. It is designed by Frederic Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Aéroport Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne is about. six kilometers outside of Clermont-Ferrand.