How to come in and out Clermont Ferrand
This is the center of my visits to the area as father n law is from nearby, we normally come by car but once we did the train for the experience....
You can come here from Paris on the A10 direction Orléans,past the city hook up with the A71 directioin Vierzon,Montluçon, past it the road becomes the A719 to Clermont-Ferrand.
www.viamichelin.com for route planning
www.v-trafic.com for additional traffic news
The city has a center that is pedestrian with borne that require an electronic pass so cars are not better be there, this is an area of about 3,5 hectares(about 8,6 acres) at the place de Jaude. However, there are over 3500 parking places in town so no spare anything coming here.
The parkings easily found with a map are
Les Carmes / Delille, tél. 04 73 91 15 64
Fontgiève, tél. 04 73 36 82 70
Poterne/Cathédrale, tél. 04 73 92 60 01
Blaise-Pascal, tél. 04 73 91 06 06
Saint-Pierre, tél. 04 73 31 24 03
Jaude/Vercingétorix, tél. 04 73 93 76 71
Allagnat, tél. 04 73 27 94 08
Bonnabaud, tél. 04 73 93 48 48
Centre Jaude, tél. 04 73 34 46 51
Salin/Gambetta, tél. 04 73 93 61 87
Fiat/Auchatraire, tél. 04 73 29 32 94
Of course the beforementioned Jaude is ok, the poterne ,and the Fontgiéve try and taste good ones.
There is a park relay to leave your car and coming on public transport at parking-relais Henri-Dunant, open from 6h30 to 20h30.no cars allowed after this time;you can pick your car and come out with a parking ticket by walking on the pedestrian street place Henri-Dunant; there are speakerphone in case of problems but you should be able to come out of parking after these hours.
For those in need, there is car sharing rides you can book here
for a taxi, contact Allo Taxi Radio
Tél. +33 (0) 4 73 19 53 53
and you can rent a car at these outfits ,have phone you can look for their webpages
ADA Location, tél. 04 73 14 05 58
Allez-Simple.com, tél. 0 810 150 170
Auvergne Parking, tél. 04 73 93 61 87
Avis, tél. 04 73 25 72 06
Aum’Loc, tél. 04 73 14 05 58
Budget, tél. 04 73 92 22 66
Car Go, tél. 04 73 17 63 63
For public transport by bus or tram use the site T2C
one ticket is 1,40 now and 10 tickets can be had for 12,60 and a weekly pass for 14,40€
you have in French but pdf line map on this page and the big numbers on the right column are the lines direct
and if know the addresses you can trace your itinerary here
The train station entrance is at 31 Avenue Albert et Élisabeth while work is going on but open all
and more info in English
The interurban or intercity buses are from the regional department here on Clermont Ferrand lines
in pdf files
the single ticket are 2€ now.
The airport is at Aulnat about 10 minutes really by car
There is a bus No 20 that takes you to from the city center,in about 30-40 minutes every day of the week. you go to stop or arrêt "Aéroport" about 3 minutes walking from terminal and take the bus in direction Gerzat Champfleuri , getting off at stop Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot, here take the line A tramway direction Pardieu Gare and stop at Jaude, you are in the old center of town.
There are several taxi cos at the arrival terminal too.
For 1,90€now you can join the city center by train as well! You take the line 6 Saint Etienne-Thiers-Clermont Ferrand ,and in about 10 minutes you are in city center! The train station is about 5 minutes from airport along a pedestrian passage ,the name of the stop is Gare d'Aulnat AéroportRelated to:
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As I come here by car, the best from Paris is the A6 then A77 direction Nevers/Moulins /Vichy to get on the A719 to Ebreuil and link up with the A75 past Clermont Ferrand, and by Brassac les Mines get on the N102 direction Le Puy en Velay.
you can guide yourself with www.viamichelin.com and traffic news from www.v-trafic.com
You have the street parking regulated by color and a blue disk as normal in France, but easier to use an underground garage such as these
Parc souterrain du Breuil - 476 places, Parc de surface du Breuil - 173 places, Place Michelet - 394 places, Henri Pourrat - 64 places, Place de la Libération - 111 places, Place Carnot - 249 places. There are very easy to find and I love the place Michelet where I have parked. The pdf file map of the parkings you can print is here
The train station is at place Maréchal Leclerc and it is on the line Saint-Georges-d'Aurac à Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux
You have 10 bus lines, the inner city are
Line 1 : Brives-Charensac 1/Michelet/Chirel/Malpas
Line 2 : Brives-Charensac 2/Michelet/Taulhac
Line 3 : Chadrac/Michelet/Vals-près-Le Puy
Line 4 : Espaly-Saint-Marcel/Michelet/Mons
Line 5 : Mondon/Michelet/Saint-Flory
And the outer lines are
Line 6 : Blavozy / Michelet
Line 7 : Coubon / Michelet
Line 8 : Le Monteil / Fay-la-Triouleyre/Michelet
Line 9 : Polignac / Michelet
Line 10 : Saint-Germain-Laprade / Michelet
The network site is call TUDIP and page here
taxi service is here with address and contact, there are in city center too
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Arrive to Clermont Ferrand
To get there:
Clermont Ferrand, the capital city of Auvergne has an international airport, and getting there by plane you are in the heart of the area.
But it is good to have a car to go around and there are possibilities at the airport or in town; I am not sure it is easy to find cars to rent in high summer season, so, be prepared.
Most visitors come by car and there are several motorways going to Auvergne with the beautiful A75 highway running across the Central Massif from North to South, with its breathtaking landscapes and the spectacular Viaduc of Millau crossing the Aveyron valley linking two Causses plateaus.
When you travel by car in Auvergne, specially on small roads, you will have to drive slowly, so calculate your driving time when you go from one city to the other; and you certainly will stop here or there; the roads are narrow, there are plenty of turns, and average velocities of 40-50 km/hour are reasonable if you want to enjoy your trips.
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