Located in the very center of France, Clermont-Ferrand is the capital of the Puy-de-Dôme département and one of the oldest cities in the country. Surrounded by dormant volcanoes and greenery, it once was an industrial center thanks to the Michelin company, but executives from the tyre giant are still based there. The large student population makes it a fun and dynamic place, with great cuisine and a thriving cultural scene to boot. For your next visit to Clermont-Ferrand, Remotely Serious has collected a list of the top coworking spaces in the city to help you stay productive while discovering its rich history!
With two spaces close to each other in the center of Clermont-Ferrand, Cowork’it offers different atmospheres in which to work depending on your needs and preferences. The open space is better suited to individuals and 2-people teams working in the creative sector, while the BJW space is aimed at small startup teams looking for a private office. Nomad coworking prices start at 10€ for up to 4 hours, 16€ for a day, and up to 72€ for a week. A membership in the open space comes at 199€/month and grants you 24/7 access to a fixed desk, 2h30 of meeting room usage, a letterbox, a locker on demand, and the use of a relaxation area and of the kitchen. The BJW membership costs 280€/month. The meeting rooms are also flexible: a 1-person room costs 6€/hour, up to 53€/hour for a 10-15-person room, and coffee is offered. These meeting rooms can also be booked by the half-day or the day. In addition, Cowork’it offers an equipped photography studio that can be booked by the hour, the half-day or the day.
La Maison Napoléon
With its particularly picturesque and unique setting, la Maison Napoléon is a coworking offer for those who need a real change of scenery. Although located close to the center of town, it boasts a large and lovely French garden and its limited number of rooms makes it more intimate than most coworking spaces. Each of its three shared rooms can welcome three people on large desks, equipped with lockers, USB lamps, induction charging points for your smartphone, and a comfortable chair. The nomad membership gives you 10 or 20 half-days per month (with a minimum (with a 2-month contract) from 125€, and also grants you access to relaxation areas inside and out and a kitchen. You can also choose a permanent subscription from 275€/month. Two equipped meeting rooms can also be rented out from 80€/half-day.
Located in the technological park of La Pardieu, Turing 22 offers more than 600 workstations over its 4700m2. A coworking day pass at 20€ grants you access to the common areas as well as to phone boxes, creativity rooms, a gym, a rooftop, a nap room and more, Monday-Friday 8:30am to 7pm. The unlimited coworking offer costs 190€/month and gives you 2h30 of meeting room usage and 1h in the auditorium each month. Shared offices from 245€/month as well as private ones are also available. Meeting rooms of various sizes can be booked for half or a full day and come equipped with 4k screens and more.
Within this Aiden by Western hotel, just a 9 minute walk from the train station, you will find the Magnetic coworking space, a cozy lounge open everyday between 9am and 7pm. Four modular meeting rooms are also available and can be booked for a half-day or a full day, with lunch or dinner as well as coffee breaks included, from 59€ for groups of 10 people or more.
There are two WoJo coworking spaces in Clermont-Ferrand. The Ibys Styles Gare location, within the hotel on Avenue de l'Union Soviétique, is a colorful yet unpretentious setting full of natural light from which to work, with fives coworking spots as well as an equipped meeting room called ‘the cabinet of curiosities’ that can welcome up to 19 people from 150€ for half a day. The Mercure Centre Jaude location is larger, with 20 coworking spots in a lively decor and with a view on the Jaude plaza as well as a terrace. It is open every day from 9am to 6pm, even on weekends. Both spaces offer coworking by the hour from 15€.
One of the most original spaces on this list, the Aigo Café is more than a coworking space or a coffee shop. In addition to its peaceful setting in the center of the old town and its fair trade coffee and drinks, it offers consulting sessions with experts for entrepreneurs who want to make a difference responsibly. You can also book one of four equipped and colourful meeting rooms, with the smallest room for up to 3 people starting at 15€/hour. The Warhol room, for up to 10 people, costs 48€/hour.