Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand (65km north east of campsite Le Moulin de Serre) is currently the capital of the Auvergne region and used to be the capital of the Gauls under Vercingetorix (1st century BC): Its statue stands proudly on the beautiful Jaude square, facing the Puy de Dome and Le Plateau de Gergovie, a place of a great Gallic victory over the Roman armies of Julius Caesar. Visit the old town with the cathedral built in black volcanic stone of the town Volvic and the Romanesque church of Notre Dame du Port.

L'Aventure Michelin’ tells the incredible saga of industrial Michelin brothers; close by, sports lovers can visit the eponymous stadium of the best rugby club in Europe, the ASM.

And finally the north and south coasts of Clermont are dotted with vineyards whose AOC labelled wines (controlled designation of origin) are called Les Côtes d'Auvergne, with wines such as: Chateaugay, Corent, Boudes...