Best Time to Visit
When going to Clermont-Ferrand, the best time to visit is during the summer, between June and September. The hottest months are July and August, with temperatures reaching up to over 30°C. But because of its geographical location in the centre of France and in an old volcanic crater, there is often little wind and the air can therefore quickly become stifling. The lakes around the city, such as Lac Pavin and Lac Chambon, are a great area to get fresh air. If you prefer more moderate temperatures, April to June are ideal, even if the weather conditions may be changeable. In winter, temperatures can be very low, can even drop below 0°C, but the snowfall is perfect for a ski session at one of the resorts in nearby towns like Super Besse and MontDore. A nominee for the European Capital of Culture title in 2028, Clermont-Ferrand hosts many cultural events throughout the year. In February, the International Short Film Festival is held, which presents and rewards the works of filmmakers from around the world. In June, the Europavox music festival takes place with a programme made up of French and international artists. If you are a rugby fan, try to attend a match of the ASM team at Marcel Michelin Stadium for a unique experience.