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  • 1 Musée Régional d'Auvergne Interesting

    Museums and art

    10 bis r. Delille F - 63200 Riom

    This regional museum contains a remarkable collection of ploughing, rural and traditional tools, furniture, games, household objects and costumes reflecting the province's traditional character - a superb showcase for local arts and traditions.

  • 2 Notre-Dame du-Marthuret Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    r. du Commerce F - 63200 Riom

    The interior contains some interesting stained-glass windows, in particular (in the first chapel on the right) the delicate 14C Madonna and Child, from the Duke of Berry's sculpture workshops. Its beauty moved the local butchers, who hid it in a cell..

  • 3 Sainte-Chapelle Interesting

    Religious buildings

    bd Michel-de-l'Hospital - Palais de Justice F - 63200 Riom

    Only the château's chapel, inside the present-day law courts, remains from the rich period in Riom's history under Duke Jean de Berry. The chancel is illuminated by remarkable 15C stained-glass windows.

  • 4 Musée Mandet Interesting

    Museums and art

    14 r. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 63200 Riom

    The Hôtel Dufraisse (1740) is home to art collections containing canvases from the 17C Flemish and Dutch Schools, and the 17C and 18C French Schools. Painting from the Riom area is represented by Alphonse Cornet. The Hôtel Desaix exhibits the Richard..

  • 5 Maison des Consuls Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 63200 Riom

    This fine 16C mansion, the former consuls' house, has a ground floor adorned with five arches. Two busts depicting women and two of Roman emperors adorn the frieze supported by the windows on the upper floor.

  • 6 Tour de l'Horloge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    5 r. de l'Horloge F - 63200 Riom

    This octagonal clock tower (crowned by a dome) stands on a square base of medieval origin. It is home to the permanent "Riom, city of art and history from past to present" exhibition, which includes a tactile model. 130 steps take you up to..

  • 7 Hôtel de ville de Riom

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    23 r. de l'Hôtel-de-Ville F - 63200 Riom

    This town hall has a pretty 16C courtyard enclosed by two main buildings with galleries crowned by ogival vaulting. The main exhibits here are two Rodin bronzes (the Gallia Victrix represents Camille Claudel) and an enamelled lava stone plaque reprod..

  • 8 Carrefour des Taules

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 63200 Riom

    This crossroads (carrefour) is where the main streets of the town lead. Some of the town's most interesting old houses can be found here.

  • 9 Rue de l'Horloge

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 63200 Riom

    The old town houses lining this street have beautiful windows (nos 4 and 12) and remarkable inner courtyards, such as the Arnoux-de-Maison-Rouge, at nº 7, and the Hôtel Guimauneau, at nº 12, with medals in its tiny windows depicting the various past ..

  • 10 Basilique St-Amable

    Religious buildings

    F - 63200 Riom

    St Aimable is the region's most popular saint. His feast day is an occasion for great joy, as the principle is not to work at all on this day. His basilica combines Romanesque and Gothic styles, with a few 18C additions. Note the fine wood panelling ..

  • 11 Fontaine d'Adam et Éve

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Gomot F - 63200 Riom

    This fountain by the Riom sculptor Languille, decorated with caryatids, is the most famous in a town that has a large number of fountains.

  • 12 Rue du Commerce

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    F - 63200 Riom

    Modern lava sculptures, which are dotted along the street, provide an interesting contrast with old caryatids made from the same stone.

  • 13 Fontaine Desaix

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Jean-Baptiste-Laurent F - 63200 Riom

    Louis Charles Antoine Desaix (1768-1800) is considered a true local by the people of Riom as he was born near here at Ayat. This fountain commemorates this brave general who distinguished himself by his humanity while Governor of Upper Egypt (where h..

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