This is Clermont-Ferrand – Part Two: Food and Drink

Personally, the first thing I look for when visiting a new place is where the locals eat to see what new foods I can try. I've made this list not only as a guide for visitors to Clermont-Ferrand, but also to the residents to discover a new or alternative hangout spot. Section 1: Coffee Since … Continue reading This is Clermont-Ferrand – Part Two: Food and Drink

This is Clermont-Ferrand – Part One: The Town

Source: Google Maps Some quick facts: Region: Auvergne-Rhône-AlpesDépartement: Puy-de-DômeCurrent mayor: Olivier BianchiPopulation: 141,569 (2012)Sports teams: ASM Clermont Auvergne (Rugby), Clermont Foot Auvergne (Football)Postal code: 63 The Clermont-Ferrand coat of arms (source: data.gouv.fr) History Where did the name come from? Despite being a Latin named town (Augustonemetum or sometimes written as Augusta Nemetum), then Avernis, well into 848 (when … Continue reading This is Clermont-Ferrand – Part One: The Town