Place de la Victoire


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Place de la Victoire

The second largest square of Clermont-Ferrand, just after the one of Jaude, Place de la Victoire is located in the heart of the historic centre of the city. Besides the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, it is surrounded by notable buildings, including the former home of the famous philosopher Blaise Pascal. In the centre stands the statue of Urban II, the pope at the origin of the First Crusade. Today, it is a dynamic gathering place thanks to its several bars and restaurants.

Do & See

The city's major sights and historical beauties are connected by several walking paths that run through the two ancient town centres of Clermont and Montferrand. The whole area is home to architectural treasures, museums, castles and some of France’s richest Roman heritage. The region where the city lies is a wonderful site for outdoor activities and adventures, providing travellers with some incomparable walking-trails that twist and turn around the imposing Puy De Dôme volcano.