Chamalières (Auvergnat: Chamalèira) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. Chamalières is the third-largest town in the department and lies about 150 miles (241 km) from Lyon. Wikipedia
Home to pretty treasures, Chamalières is France's best kept secret. After your splendid visit to Chamalières, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Lyon. Attractions in Lyon include Parc De La Tete D'Or, Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Musee Miniature Et Cinema. Also, to reach Chamalières, you'll have to take a flight to Lyon; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. To explore Chamalières, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Chamalières.