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Ambert coat of arms
Ambert (France)
region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Ambert ( sub-prefecture )
Canton Ambert (main town)
Community association Ambert Livradois Forez
Coordinates 45 ° 33 '  N , 3 ° 45'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 33 '  N , 3 ° 45'  E
height 514-1,365 m
surface 60.48 km 2
Residents 6,671 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 110 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 63600
INSEE code

Ambert in a valley in the Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park

Ambert is a French town with 6671 inhabitants (at January 1, 2017) in the department of Puy-de-Dôme in the region Auvergne Rhône-Alpes . The city is the seat of the sub-prefecture (French Sous- prefecture ) of the Arrondissement Ambert . Ambert is also the main town (French: chef-lieu ) of the canton of the same name .


Ambert town hall

Ambert is located on the Dore , a tributary of the Allier , in the Livradois-Forez Regional Nature Park , which is part of the Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire departments . Clermont-Ferrand in the north-west and Saint-Étienne in the south-west are each around 80 km away, Lyon is 130 km and Paris 500 km.

Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2007
Residents 7.160 7,328 7,603 7,722 7,420 7,309 7,016

Twin cities

Ambert cultivates town twinning

There has also been a friendship treaty with the Japanese city since 1989



Richard de Bas paper mill
  • The Boisseyre dolmen (also called Pierre Couverte d'Ambert) is located west of Ambert.
  • There have been paper mills in the vicinity of Ambert since the 14th century . The mill founded by Richard de Bas in 1326 is still in operation today. It can be visited and is also home to a museum dedicated to the history of papermaking.
  • Ambert is also known for its Fourme d'Ambert mushroom cheese .
  • The city belongs to the association “The most beautiful detours in France”, which includes 88 towns across the country.

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