Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Riom

Musée Mandet

Dating back to 1866, the Musée Mandet's splendid collection of art is arranged across two atmospheric hôtels particuliers (town houses). Exploring these beautifully restored buildings is part of the charm, while the…
Tower in Riom

Tour de l'Horloge

If you do one thing in Riom, it's likely to be climbing the 128 stairs of this Renaissance belfry to reach panoramic views of volcanic-stone houses and rolling farmland. Breaking up the ascent are a few simple displ…
Church in Riom

Basilique St-Amable

This ornate Romanesque church dates back to the 13th century, though its Gothic flourishes (such as the bell tower) were added in the 19th century. The basilica honours Riom-born Saint Amable, said to have ousted de…
Church in Riom

Église Notre Dame du Marthuret

Peer into this shadowy late-14th-century church to see Riom's most prized relics. The Vierge noire (Black Madonna) dates to the 13th or 14th century. Above the exterior door is the Vierge à l’Oiseau, depicting the V…
Museum in Riom

Musée Régional d’Auvergne

This 4000-object collection is a thorough primer on local traditions, with a focus on rural customs in the 19th century (expect plenty of antique farming implements and peasant garb). Guided tours only (in French).