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
Allier: 343,062 (2014) Puy-de-Dôme: 644,216 Cantal: 146,618 Haute-Loire: 226,565 Source: insee.fr
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
School term dates Auvergne is in Zone A education.gouv.fr
Search for school league tables by department at: linternaute.com/ville/lycee/
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Auvergne Mobilité Search for routes by bus, coach, tram or train, look up timetables and see traffic updates. auvergne-mobilite.fr
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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