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Town hall
Chamalières is located in France
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Clermont-Ferrand
Canton Chamalières
Intercommunality Clermont
Mayor Louis Giscard d'Estaing
Elevation 385–582 m (1,263–1,909 ft)
(avg. 415 m/1,362 ft)
Land area1 3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population2 18,300  (2006)
 - Density 4,854 /km2 (12,570 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 63075/ 63400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 45°46′28″N 3°04′04″E / 45.7744444444°N 3.06777777778°E / 45.7744444444; 3.06777777778

Chamalières is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France.

Chamalières is the third-largest town in the department and lies about 150 miles (241 km) from Lyon.



Several thousand wooden Gallo-Roman ex-votos, most of them anthropomorphic standing figures, also including images of limbs and internal organs, dated by associated coins to the first century, were recovered from the shrine at the mineral springs known as the Source des Roches ("Rock Spring"). An inscribed lead tablet found at the spring is a major source of information on the Gaulish language. A comparable cache of Gaulish ex-voto were recovered from a sanctuary at the sources of the Seine, sacred to Sequana.[1]


  • Raoul Lufbery (1885–1918), French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I.

See also


  1. ^ A.-M. Romeuf, "Exvoto en bois de Chamalières (Puy-de-Dome) et des sources de la Seine: essai de comparaison" Gallia 44 (1986:65-89).

Further reading

  • Romeuf, Anne-Marie, and Monique Dumontet. Les ex-voto gallo-romains de la source des roches à Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme) (Clermont-Ferrand:Musée Bargoin) 1980. ISBN 978-2-7351-0640-0

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