|• Mayor (2005–2008)||Louis Giscard d'Estaing|
|• Land1||3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||63075 / 63400|
|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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
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.
- 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).
- 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
- Official website (French)
- ex-votos from the Source des Roches on display at the Musée Bargoin, Clermont-Ferrand.
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