Issoire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Issoire in Puy-de-Dome

Visit Issoire: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and unspoiled town to explore

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Issoire. For detailed visitor information see the Issoire travel guide

Issoire is situated in the Puy-de-Dome, Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 29 km from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital. (General information: Issoire is 374 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Issoire include "recommended detour" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpeyroux at 9 km and Sauxillanges at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Issoire, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Issoire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Issoire

Markets in and near Issoire

Market days in Issoire: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Issoire: market Saturday (0km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (10km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (16km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Billom: market Monday (22km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (25km)

More information about Issoire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions to visit near Issoire, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Issoire and wondering what to do next!

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (9km) [Map]
  • Aulteribe Chateau (32km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (0km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (13km) [Map]
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (18km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (22km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (29km) [Map]
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km) [Map]
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (30km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (32km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (36km) [Map]
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km) [Map]
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (42km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (62km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (0km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (20km) [Map]
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (24km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (34km) [Map]
  • Jardins de Cordès (35km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (28km) [Map]
  • Bois Noirs (30km) [Map]
  • Signal du Luguet (31km) [Map]
  • Puy de Sancy (34km) [Map]
  • Lac du Guery (34km) [Map]
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (33km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Issoire

Canton: Issoire

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Issoire

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 610 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 480 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Issoire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Issoire): Antoingt, Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bergonne, Brenat, Chadeleuf, Flat, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Orbeil, Pardines, Parentignat, Perrier, Saint-Babel, Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe, Solignat and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visitez Issoire