Issoire

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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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 3.4 km
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 35 km, 32 min)Orbeil at 3.4 km
DepartmentPuy-de-DômePerrier at 4.1 km
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

Republic SquareRepublic Square
 
Welcome IssoireWelcome Issoire
Clock TowerClock Tower
 
St Austell Abbey: choirSt Austell Abbey: choir
Inside the Church of St. AustellInside the Church of St. Austell
 
St. Austell Abbey (© JE)St. Austell Abbey (© JE)

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WEATHER

Thursday 17 April
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Min. 0°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 18 April
Day
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Min. 4°C - Max. 16°C
Saturday 19 April
Day
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Min. 3°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Clermont-Ferrand Sud  
8.1
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  
9.6
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 3 bedroomsLe cadran solaire  
Neschers
Mansion of the fifteenth and seventeenth century, three charming rooms 3 ears. Antique furniture. Closed garage. Court.
Located 8.6 km from Issoire70 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLes vignes    
9.5
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     NEW
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 Issoire79 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
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 
House for 4 personsLa Maison des Trois Ours
Orbeil
The Three Bears, ranked furnished accommodation 2 star has been completely renovated situated in a very quiet area, this village house of 43 m ² has no vis-à-vis. Access via an external...
Located 3.8 km from IssoireFrom 290 € to 330 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
85 places over 2,5 haCamping Le Clos Auroy    
8.9
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    
8.8
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     
8.1
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 45 €
Ace Hôtel Issoire - Hotel in IssoireAce Hôtel Issoire     
8.7
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 44 €
Le Relais - Hotel in IssoireLe Relais    
7.9
Issoire
Offering a restaurant, Le Relais is located in Issoire, just 150 metres from the train station and 400 metres from the clock tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Rooms...
Located in IssoireRoom from 65 €

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Balladins Centre Clermont-Ferrand
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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