FACT FILE

In Jan­uary 2016, Au­vergne was joined with Rhône-Alpes to cre­ate one of France’s new re­gions (Au­vergne-Rhône-Alpes). Au­vergne is a ru­ral and rel­a­tively sparsely pop­u­lated part of France. It boasts lakes, rivers, ex­tinct vol­ca­noes and forests, at­tract­ing na

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POP­U­LA­TION

Al­lier: 343,062 (2014) Puy-de-Dôme: 644,216 Can­tal: 146,618 Haute-Loire: 226,565 Source: in­see.fr

CLI­MATE

Cler­mont-Fer­rand Av­er­age min temp: 6.60C Av­er­age max temp: 16.80C Num­ber of rainy days in a year: 87.4 Num­ber of days with good sun in a year: 71.85

ED­U­CA­TION

School term dates Au­vergne is in Zone A ed­u­ca­tion.gouv.fr

Search for school league ta­bles by de­part­ment at: lin­ter­naute.com/ville/lycee/

EX­PAT GROUPS

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Club: Out­reach group pro­vid­ing so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and net­work­ing re­sources for English-speak­ing women in Au­vergne. iwc-au­vergne.com

English Club at Bol & Bagel Ev­ery Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 2-4pm. Prac­tise English and make new friends.

27 Rue Saint Genès Cler­mont-Fer­rand Tel: 00 33 (0)6 24 08 67 81 bo­let­bagel.com/english-club

PROP­ERTY

Con­seil Ré­gional des No­taires d’Au­vergne 10 Rue Maréchal Foch 63000 Cler­mont-Fer­rand Tel: 00 33 (0)4 73 29 01 95 cr-au­vergne.no­taires.fr

WORK & BUSI­NESS OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES

Cham­bre de Com­merce et d’In­dus­trie (CCI) de ré­gion Au­vergne-Rhône-Alpes 32 Quai Per­rache – CS 10015 69286 Lyon Cedex 02 Tel: 00 33 (0)4 72 11 43 43 au­vergne-rhone-alpes.cci.fr

For de­part­men­tal cham­bers of com­merce, see: puy-de-dome.cci.fr can­tal.cci.fr moulins-vichy.cci.fr hauteloire.cci.fr

Pôle em­ploi Find your near­est pôle em­ploi at pole-em­ploi.fr

MAR­KETS

Cler­mont-Fer­rand: The cov­ered St-Pierre food mar­ket is open from Mon­day to Satur­day. Nearby Au­bière holds a large out­door food mar­ket on Sun­days.

Is­soire: A mar­ket is held on Satur­day morn­ings in Place de la République.

Le Puy-en-Ve­lay: The Satur­day morn­ing mar­ket takes place around Place du Plot, with bric-abrac stands in Place du Clauzel. Bri­oude: Satur­day is mar­ket day and in the sum­mer with mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment.

Auril­lac: Wed­nes­day and Satur­day morn­ing mar­ket held in the cov­ered mar­ket and the square of the Hô­tel de Ville.

Moulins: On Fri­day morn­ings the streets around the cov­ered mar­ket are filled with lo­cal pro­duc­ers and flea mar­ket stands.

Vichy: From Tues­day to Sun­day, the Grand Marché cov­ered mar­ket of­fers 4,800 m2 of lo­cal Au­vergne sell­ers.

LO­CAL BANKS

There are branches of Crédit Agri­cole and Banque Pop­u­laire through­out Au­vergne. Find the lo­cal branches at cred­ita­gri­cole.fr; ban­que­pop­u­laire.fr

HEALTH­CARE AND SO­CIAL SE­CU­RITY

Urssaf Au­vergne Tsa 30012 63054 Cler­mont-Fer­rand Cedex 9 urssaf.fr

Find your near­est CPAM at al­loc­pam.fr and your near­est CARSAT at carsat-au­vergne.fr

HOS­PI­TALS

CHU GabrielMont­pied 58 Rue Mon­talem­bert 63003 Cler­mont-Fer­rand

CHU Es­taing 1 Place Lu­cie Aubrac 63003 Cler­mont-Fer­rand

CHU Hôpi­tal Nord Rte de château­gay 63118 Cébazat

(all three hos­pi­tals) Tel: 00 33 (0)4 73 75 07 50 chu-cler­mont­fer­rand.fr

GET­TING THERE

By plane: There are sea­sonal di­rect flights from Lon­don Stansted to Cler­mont­Fer­rand with Ryanair. By train: The jour­ney time from Paris Bercy to Cler­mont-Fer­rand takes 3 hours 40 min­utes.

GET­TING AROUND

Au­vergne Mo­bil­ité Search for routes by bus, coach, tram or train, look up timeta­bles and see traf­fic up­dates. au­vergne-mo­bilite.fr

USE­FUL WEB­SITES

au­vergne-tourism.com en. au­vergn er hone al pes-t our is me. com can­tal-des­ti­na­tion.com al­lier.fr

Con­seil dé­parte­men­tal au­vergne.fr

De­part­ments and their cap­i­tals: Al­lier (03) Moulins Puy-de-Dôme (63) Cler­mont-Fer­rand Haute-Loire (43) Le Puy-en-Ve­lay Can­tal (15) Auril­lac

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