Issoire

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Issoire
TownIssoire
Insee code63178
Postcode63500
Latitude45.5415100
Longitude3.2481280
AltitudeFrom 360 to 560 meters
Surface19.69 km²
Population14626 inhabitants
Density742 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsParentignat at 4 km (7 min)
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 35 km, 32 min)Orbeil at 4.4 km (8 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômePerrier at 4.6 km (9 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Bordered by the foothills of volcanic mountains and Cézallier Dore, at the confluence of the rivers Allier and Couze, Issoire is a door to a sunny lunch already so close to the A75 motorway, but also to the Regional Parks Volcanoes of Auvergne and Livradois.


SIGHTSEEING

The historical center shows examples of 15th century architecture, such as hotels Clement Bohier or home arcade. The Clock Tower, old belfry in the heart of the city, is dedicated to the history of the Renaissance, to discover through Scénovision, films, exhibitions, etc.. At night, the journey through the visionary heritage is a real pleasure.

Round tiles, sponge, arkose blonde, blue and ocher facades shaded up a city with narrow streets and small squares, looking south over which reigns the abbey St. Austell the 12th century. The architecture of the head with the bell tower is typical of the Romanesque Auvergne. Inside this building is renowned for its storied capitals and colorful decoration of the vaults and its choir.

Throughout the year, contemporary art is revealed through an exhibition class. The musical events are common in the abbey St. Austell and auditorium Animati hosts theater artists, variety and song.

Issoire, prestigious stage on the road to Roman lands of Auvergne, also opens the doors of his country of art and history, the Dauphiné d'Auvergne. During the visit, we will find the local produce market on Wednesday morning and Saturday morning (fruit Limagne Boudes wines, cheeses ... the highlands).

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Issoire
Information pointsTourist Office of Issoire
Leisure centresCastle Gardens of Hauterive
MonumentsCastle of Hauterive,   Church Saint-Austremoine,   Private Mansion Bohier,   Private Mansion Charrier,   Private Mansion Clément
Performance hallsSalle Claude Nougaro - Animatis

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • January:
  • Last Saturday of the month: Fair of St. Paul.
  • First weekend: weekend of the wedding.
  • February:
  • Place Antiques.
  • March:
  • Second weekend day of disability and disabled sports day.
  • 3rd weekend show auto-moto.
  • May:
  • First weekend festival of sport.
  • June:
  • Weekend of Pentecost: exchange minerals.
  • 3rd weekend ferrarissimo.
  • July:
  • 3rd weekend festival of dance and world music.
  • End of the month: Festival of Romanesque art.
  • August:
  • First weekend day Auvergne.
  • The second weekend of international rugby challenge.
  • September:
  • 2nd weekend: Feast of Issoire and cycling grand prix of the city.
  • 3rd weekend opening of the cultural season.
  • October:
  • First weekend of exhibition inventors and creators of Auvergne, book festival, forum infancy.
  • November:
  • Week 3: Week of solidarity.
  • 3rd weekend exhibition poultry.
  • December:
  • Christmas Markets.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a gyroplaneSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 155 €Issoire
Adventure trail in the heightsSports sensationsFrom 14 € to 18 €Cunlhat (27 km)
Visit a creator of wooden ornamentsCraftFrom 0 € to 250 €La Chapelle-Agnon (29 km)

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PHOTOS

Fountain, Place de la République ( © Jean Espirat )Fountain, Place de la République ( © Jean Espirat )
 
House for arcades in the city ( © Jean Espirat )House for arcades in the city ( © Jean Espirat )
Clock TowerClock Tower
 
View IssoireView Issoire
Capital foliated, in the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Capital foliated, in the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Republic SquareRepublic Square
Abbey St. Austell : the choirAbbey St. Austell : the choir
 
Interior of the Church of St. AustellInterior of the Church of St. Austell
Abbey St. Austell ( © JE)Abbey St. Austell ( © JE)
 
Abbey St. Austell, to the back ( © JE)Abbey St. Austell, to the back ( © JE)
Detail of the ornamentation of the back of the abbey ( © JE)Detail of the ornamentation of the back of the abbey ( © JE)
 
Facade of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Facade of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
Porch of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Porch of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Nave of abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Nave of abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
nave of the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )nave of the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
 
the nave, view of choir ( © Jean Espirat )the nave, view of choir ( © Jean Espirat )
Another view of the nave to the choir ( © JE)Another view of the nave to the choir ( © JE)
 
Crypt of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Crypt of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
Another view of the crypt of the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Another view of the crypt of the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
 
choir of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )choir of the Abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
Another view of the choir ( © Jean Espirat )Another view of the choir ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Capital foliated, Corinthian inspiration ( © JE)Capital foliated, Corinthian inspiration ( © JE)
Capital storied in the abbey ( © JE)Capital storied in the abbey ( © JE)
 
Capital historiated ( © Jean Espirat )Capital historiated ( © Jean Espirat )
Capital showing the visit of the Holy Women at the TombCapital showing the visit of the Holy Women at the Tomb
 
balusters choir painted ( © Jean Espirat )balusters choir painted ( © Jean Espirat )
painted balusters and grid choir ( © Jean Espirat )painted balusters and grid choir ( © Jean Espirat )
 
painted Column ( © Jean Espirat )painted Column ( © Jean Espirat )
Star sign on the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )Star sign on the abbey ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )Zodiac ( © Jean Espirat )
Stained Glass Saint Austell ( © Jean Espirat )Stained Glass Saint Austell ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Stained glass window of St. Austell ( © Jean Espirat )Stained glass window of St. Austell ( © Jean Espirat )
arcaded house ( © Jean Espirat )arcaded house ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Statue of Our Lady of Ponteil, against a wall ( © JE)Statue of Our Lady of Ponteil, against a wall ( © JE)
clock Tower ( © Jean Espirat )clock Tower ( © Jean Espirat )
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 26 November
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Min. 10°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 27 November
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Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
Friday 28 November
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Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud  
7.8
Issoire
Welcome to Campanile Issoire, south of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne. The hotel welcomes you in a warm atmosphere and offers an interior with more contemporary lines. Luminous space,...
Located in Issoire19 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Julien Chaput  
9.4
Sauxillanges
The Restaurant Julien Chaput welcomes you in a warm and friendly setting. Having grown up in a family of restaurateurs who have acquired training from chefs, Julien Chaput deploys his...
Located 9.8 km from Issoire32 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLes vignes    
9.6
Champeix
2 rooms in the upper part of a winery dating from the eighteenth century equipped with private bathroom and ensuite. Dominant position in the village. Breakfast can be taken inside...
Located 10.4 km from Issoire65 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsLe Clos des Monts  
Boudes
Spend your holiday in the heart of our field, where you can discover the Auvergne and its secrets: skiing, hiking, fishing, heritage... It includes: * a large room of 40 m² (2 beds...
Located 10.5 km from Issoire88 € the double room 
Ground floor with 1 bedroomLe vieux frene     NEW
Bansat
In the heartof the auvergne a charming B&B? 13 km away from motorway A75and issoire.
Located 12.4 km from Issoire60 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Farm for 5 personsLa maison de Marinette   NEW
Orbeil
A 5 km from Issoire and the A75, in a hamlet of the town of Orbeil, old renovated farmhouse with courtyard. Apartment on the 1st floor overlooking the valley of the Allier to the south,...
Located 3.6 km from Issoire300 € per week 
House for 7 personsGîte de La Belette, maison de caractère  
9.6
Orbeil
The lodging of the weasel is an old vineyard house recently renovated. Bright, warm and welcoming, it offers beautiful views of the Sancy and. Allier Valley. Ideally located in the...
Located 3.6 km from IssoireFrom 450 € to 550 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte du figuier  
9.6
Orbeil
5 km from Issoire, the cottage of the fig tree is in the village of Chauffour, common Orbeil. The house adjoining that of the owner, has a separate entrance. Terrace overlooking the...
Located 3.7 km from IssoireFrom 250 € to 320 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
85 places over 2,5 haCamping Le Clos Auroy    
9
Orcet
Beautiful campsite with all the confort you need to have a perfect holyday in the region. We offer heated swimming pools, snacks, much documentation about the surroundings a so much...
Located 18.7 km from IssoireFrom 15.20 € to 26.70 € per day 
91 places over 2,5 haCamping la vallee verte    
8.5
Saint-Nectaire
Family camping, quiet and wooded, with a heated pool. At 400 m from the village of St Nectaire, altitude 700 m. The locations, divided into islands are separated by hedges or plants....
Located 19.8 km from IssoireFrom 13.80 € to 20.60 € per day 
76 places over 2 haL'ombrage    
8.6
Saint-Pierre-Colamine
 In an effort to assure you a wonderful vacation, while respecting our environment, we, at Camping L'Ombrage are engaged in the clef verte (the Green Key) ecological approach to camping....
Located 21 km from IssoireFrom 11 € to 15.35 € per day 

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HOTELS

Campanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud Issoire - Hotel in IssoireCampanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud Issoire     
8
Issoire
North east of Issoire and 5 minutes from the centre of town, the Campanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud Issoire was completely renovated in May 2009 and offers good value accommodation. Staff...
Located in IssoireRoom from 39 €
Ace Hôtel Issoire - Hotel in IssoireAce Hôtel Issoire     
8.6
Issoire
The Ace Hôtel Issoire belongs to a new generation of hotels combining budget rooms with up-to-date facilities. Choose among spacious, air-conditioned rooms, all soundproofed and elegantly...
Located in IssoireRoom from 42 €
Ibis budget Issoire - Hotel in IssoireIbis budget Issoire     
8.5
Issoire
Ibis budget Issoire is located in Issoire. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. Extras include a desk. At Ibis...
Located in IssoireRoom from 43 €

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Comfort Hotel Clermont Saint Jacques
Located a 10-minute drive from the city centre, this hotel features air-conditioned rooms, 3 meeting rooms and a restaurant. A private parking and free...
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