Living + Teaching in Clermont-Ferrand, France

Population: 139,860
Département: Puy-de-Dôme

 Clermont-Ferrand, France | Photo courtesy of Jam Ie

Clermont-Ferrand, France | Photo courtesy of Jam Ie

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Bistro Vénitien
26 rue des Gras

31 East Street
33 rue Gonod (Centre Jaude)

Crêperie Le 1513
3 rue des Chaussetiers

Bol & Bagel
27 rue Saint-Gènes

Delirium Café
20 rue La Tour d'Auvergne

Café des Beaux Arts
3 rue Ballainvilliers

3 Monkeys Pub
25 Avenue des Paulines

Café Pascal
4 Place de la Victoire

The Salvation Jane Pub
14 rue Terrasse

9 rue des Vieillards

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


Colombus Café & Co.
18 Mail d'Allagnat

Café des Beaux-Arts
3 rue Ballainvilliers

Australian Coffee House
5 rue Saint-Esprit

5 rue du Champgil

One O One
rue du Coche

Le Middle Night
14 rue Ramond

Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit

  • Visit the lakes around the region
  • Climb the Puy de Dôme
  • Attend a rugby match
  • Shopping around Place de Jaude

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

eekend Trips: Lyon

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Nearby hiking + skiing at Massif Central
  • Vulcania Park - 20 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand
  • Jardin Le Coq
  • ontjuzet

Housing Examples

  • 425€ per month for a room in a 5-bedroom house

Worst Things About City

Best Things About City

  • Clermont-Ferrand is a festive city
  • Located close to Massif Central for hiking and skiing
  • High cost of living
  • Not as well-connected to the rest of France + Europe

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Get the contact details of the former assistant from your school, ask them questions, and use them as a resource!
  • See the gorgeous Gothic cathedral, visit one of the quirky cafés (one with milk and cereal, or the Australian coffee shop), get drinks and go dancing at L'Appart.
  • Visit Jardin le Coq on a sunny day.


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