Riom, France


Town in Puy-de-Dôme department, 8 mi N of Clermont-Ferrand , S central France. Of Gallo-Roman origin, it was the old capital of the dukes of Auvergne. From February 19 to April 2, 1942, during World War II, the Vichy government brought Edouard Daladier, Leon Blum, and others to trial here on charges of having led France into war unprepared. The case was dismissed after the burden of guilt was placed on the accusers.