Presentation of the city
Puy de Dôme and prefecture capital of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand is born from the union imposed by Louis XIII of two cities: Clermont Monferrand. While Montferrand was founded in the twelfth century by the Counts of Auvergne, Clermont date antiquity. She is quoted in Strabo works like Nemossos, metropolis of the Arverni. She then became Augustonemetum then Arvernis..
Known for its spectacular architecture black stone of Volvic, we still admire today the Romanesque basilica of Our Lady of Port or Hotel Chazerat jewel of the Louis XVI style. It is also suggested by the portrait of Marie Antoinette Varenes, founder and first superior of the ladies of Miramon in Clermont-Ferrand in 1732, sold by De Baecque and Associates 1 July 2009. Or the series of four handwritten letters François de La Rochefoucauld (1585-1609), bishop of Clermont and Senlis and grand Almoner of France, presented in selling autographs of 14 June 2012.