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A full programme of cultural events all year long!

Major Events

Brimming with history and a modern touch, discover the city’s cultural heritage in different settings. Watch the buzzing city centre from the terrace of a café on Place de Jaude or Place de la Victoire. Our museums have lovely surprises in store and the city’s cultural calendar is filled with artistic revelations.



International Short Film Festival

Leave the world behind!
Clermont-Ferrand's short film festival is the biggest event in the world dedicated to short film. Animated masterpieces, documentaries, comedies, contemporary realities, genre films or final projects from the best schools in the world will take you on a journey to a universe where only young film creations hold the secret.

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Video and digital art festival

Festival, Video, Exhibition, Contemporary Art
An international event showcasing video art and new media, “Videoformes” is an opportunity to discover digital art in all its guises: multimedia installations, videos, performance art, etc. Over the past two decades, “Videoformes” has established itself as the foremost French event for international contemporary art.



Europavox, music festival focusing on the diversity of European creation, offers every year an overview of the best music scene in Europe.
Festival-goers, music pros and journalists from all over Europe will be gathering in Clermont-Ferrand for 4 days of discoveries, meetings and exchanges.

Festival de Pyromelodie à Royat

Pyromélodie Festival

Created by the City of Royat, the Pyromélodie Festival is a fireworks competition with plenty of entertainment: concerts, shows, presentations of visual technology, music and street art (free events).



Circus, dance, street theatre, film screenings, concerts, lectures and more. Contre-Plongées is a big part of Clermont's cultural landscape, taking over the city each summer with a diverse, quality programme of events.


Triennial Engraving Competition

In Chamalières, the International Engraving Competition of small-format prints brings together hundreds of contemporary and traditional engravers from around the world. Come and meet them during engraving demonstrations, conferences and more.


International Fair of Clermont Cournon

The Massif Central region’s leading festive, commercial meeting expects 700 exhibitors and over 200,000 visitors for an event offering ever more choices and entertainment. Between its novelties and must-see sectors, the Fair is a happening you cannot afford to miss if you want to make new discoveries… or encounter new trends!


FITE, International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles

Meetings, debates, parade, screenings and many other festive events enliven the centre of Clermont-Ferrand, its neighbourhoods and several nearby towns.


Trans'urbaines Festival

The not-to-be-missed event for hip-hop culture in Clermont-Ferrand. With an excellent programme brimming with artistic quality, the Trans'urbaines Festival offers a selection of diverse, intense events for all audiences. Dance, rap, DJs, street art: highlighting all forms of hip-hop culture!


Livestock show

The European exhibition of livestock professionals is a forum for business, with a prominent place for animal presentations. A true platform for agricultural policy, the trade show is inaugurated each year by senior government officials who come to meet agriculture professionals.


Nicéphore +

A must-see photography event! Every two years, the city of Clermont-Ferrand exhibits works in various places across the city from a selection of renowned French and international artists.


Jazz en Tête

This festival has become a major event in the jazz world. Ever since its first edition in 1988, “Jazz en Tête” celebrates open-mindedness in music and crossover experiments. The festival can look back over the years on a total of three hundred concerts, two thousand musicians and eighty thousand spectators.

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Musiques démesurées

The “Musiques Démesurées” Festival is now in tune with autumn to offer audiences a programming that focuses on original European contemporary music. Labelled as ”Manifestation de l’année européenne du dialogue interculturel” (“European Year of Intercultural Dialogue Event”), the festival will have lots to show: concerts, conferences, contemporary art installations, performance art. The theme this year is “Images of current-day music”.

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Travel Journal Forum

Toward other lands and people...
Every year, Clermont becomes a forum for meeting these travelling artists: exhibitions of journals, meetings, round table discussions, screenings, workshops with journal makers, a youth programme, awards for the most remarkable journals and more. Not to mention "The Route des Carnets" with exhibitions all year long in and around Clermont.

Effervescence 2018, Clermont


Effervescences is a collective project to prepare Clermont-Ferrand's bid for the 2028 European Capital of Culture. Effervescences takes its inspiration from the territory to imagine different types of experiences in and around the city. All year long, discover events, workshops and artistic residences, with plenty of opportunities for collective experiences.