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Best Time to Visit

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.
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Passport / Visa

Passport / Visa

France can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
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Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport

Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE) is located 6 kilometres east of Clermont-Ferrand. It has an ideal location at the intersection between the motorways A71/A75 and A72/A89. From the airport you can easily reach the city by car in about 10 minutes. You can also reach the city centre with the bus of the T2C network, line number 20. The bus stop is located only 3 minutes from the terminal building and the journey takes approximately 30-40 minutes. More information on: www.t2c.fr A train station is also located a few steps away from the terminal building and, with line 6 towards Saint-Etienne, it will take you to the city-centre in 10 minutes. More information on: www.ter-sncf.com Numerous taxi and car rental companies are also located at arrivals.
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Post

Post

To send a mail in France or abroad, it is advisable to go to a post office, where you will also find postcards and stamps. Post offices feature a yellow and blue sign on the outside and are run by the French company La Poste. They generally open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm and on Saturday morning from 9am to 12pm. In the city centre you will find three of them: 22 Place de Jaude, Clermont-Ferrand 1 Rue Maurice Busset, Clermont-Ferrand 2 Place Gilbert Gaillard, Clermont-Ferrand
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Pharmacy

Pharmacy

Several pharmacies are located in the city centre and can be easily recognized by the "Pharmacie" sign in green letters or by a green cross on the outside. They are usually open from Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 7:30pm but some offer a 24-hour service including the pharmacy located on Place Delille, although prices are higher after 10pm. Pharmacie Ducher 1 Place Delille, Clermont-Ferrand +33 4 73 91 31 77 Pharmacie Lafayette du 11 Novembre 28 Avenue des États Unis, Clermont-Ferrand +33 4 73 37 58 01 Pharmacie Laporte Centre jaude, 18 Rue d'Allagnat, Clermont-Ferrand +33 4 73 29 42 60
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