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Issoire, also known as Soire and Ussoire is a lovely commune of Issoire canton, Issoire arrondissement, Puy-de-Dome department, Auvergne region, France. Issoire has an area of 20 square kilometers and approximately 15,000 residents. Issoire is located at an average altitude of 386 meters. Apparently, Issoire exists since the last years before Christ and in the Roman times it was a famous locality thanks to its schools. In present, Issoire is famous for the motorcycles manufactured in town, made by Voxan. Many of the tourists visiting Issoire come from its sister city in Germany, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. If you plan to see the city, do not miss its most interesting attractions.

Top Attractions within Issoire

Abbaye de Sainte Austremoine or The Church of Saint Stremonius is an old church located in Issoire. It was built over the tomb of the saint and is a great example of Romanesque architecture wonderfully presented in the region of Auvergne. The church is located in the city center and is one of the most important attractions of this small town.

Chateau de Parentignat or Parentignat Castle is a wonderful edifice located in a secluded area of Issoire. The area is wild and beautiful, perfect to surround the old castle raised in town centuries ago. The imposing building can be visited during a guided tour that takes about 45 minutes.

La Tour de l'Horloge or the Clock Tower Tour is a wonderful guided tour that you can take to visit this tower, a remain of an old building from the Middle Ages. The tour takes about 30 minutes, time in which you can find a lot of interesting information regarding the history of Issoire.

Toque is an excellent restaurant located in Issoire, at 35 Rue Saint Antoine. Although it is very small, it serves a delicious food in a charming location. You can try the menu of the day for 15 euros or you can splurge with a 36 euros menu of 4 typical French dishes.