|Arrondissement||Ambert ( sub-prefecture )|
|Canton||Ambert (main town)|
|Community association||Ambert Livradois Forez|
|surface||60.48 km 2|
|Residents||6,671 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||110 inhabitants / km 2|
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 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.
Ambert cultivates town twinning
- Annweiler an der Südliche Weinstrasse in Rhineland-Palatinate , Germany , since 1988,
- Gorgonzola in Lombardy , Italy , since 2002, which was not least due to a similar cheese production.
There has also been a friendship treaty with the Japanese city since 1989
- Michel Rolle (born April 21, 1652, † November 8, 1719 in Paris), mathematician , member of the Académie des sciences
- Emmanuel Chabrier (born January 18, 1841, † September 13, 1894 in Paris), French lawyer, composer, pianist and violinist
- Agnelle Bundervoët (born October 12, 1922, † February 14, 2015 in Vaucresson ), pianist
- Jean-Claude Mourlevat (born March 22, 1952), French author
- 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.