Clermont-Ferrand sits amidst a large range of extinct volcanos (called puys) in central France and is thus known for its many buildings made from the local black lavastone. (2011)
The twin black towers of the Cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand dominate the landscape of the city. The building is quite unique with its black lavastone exterior.
The narrow cobbled streets of central Clermont-Ferrand
The central Place de Jaude of Clermont-Ferrand boasts a statue of Vercingetorix, the famous Gallic leader who united the local Gaul tribes in a revolt against Caesar.
Place Victoire and its statue of Pope Urban II.
In the distance over the rooftops, you can see some of the extinct volcanos or puys surrounding the city.
A traditional truffade at a local restaurant