|Intercommunality||Clermont Auvergne Métropole|
|• Mayor (2020–2026)||Louis Giscard d'Estaing|
|3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||385–582 m (1,263–1,909 ft) |
(avg. 415 m or 1,362 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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.
- Raoul Lufbery (1885–1918), French-American fighter pilot and flying ace in World War I.
- Pierre Schoendoerffer (1928–2012), French film director.
- Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020), former President of the French Republic (1974-1981), former mayor of Chamalières (1967-1974).
- Claude Giraud (born 1936), French stage and film actor; voice over actor for Robert Redford, Tommy Lee Jones, Alain Rickman.
- Renaud Camus (born 1946), French author and essayist.
- Daniel Vernet (c. 1945-2018), former editor-in-chief of Le Monde.
- "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
- Romeuf, A.-M. (1986). "Exvoto en bois de Chamalières (Puy-de-Dôme) et des sources de la Seine: essai de comparaison". Gallia (in French). 44: 65–89.
- Frachon, Alain (17 February 2018). "La mort de Daniel Vernet, grande figure du " Monde "". Le Monde. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
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- Official website (in French)
- ex-votos from the Source des Roches on display at the Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand.