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Ambert tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ambert in Puy-de-Dome

Visit Ambert: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez has a small medieval centre to explore

Ambert is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

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

Tourist classifications for Ambert include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chaise-Dieu at 25 km and Courpiere at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ambert, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ambert in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Olliergues

Olliergues

at 16 km (direction north-west)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 28 km (direction north-west)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 29 km (direction west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle,...

See Sauxillanges guide
 
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Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful...

See Usson guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide
Billom

Billom

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 38 km (direction west)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France,...

See Lavaudieu guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 39 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to...

See Allegre guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest...

See Brioude guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the...

See Montpeyroux guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and...

See Saint-Floret guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ambert

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Markets in and near Ambert

Market days in Ambert: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Ambert: market Thursday (0km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (15km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (24km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (26km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Ambert, France

What to do at Ambert? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ambert.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (31km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (38km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (51km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (24km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (8km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (9km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ambert is in the southern-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Ambert is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ambert

Canton: Ambert

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63600

Distance to Ambert

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 347 km

from Bordeaux: 347 km

from Strasbourg: 454 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champetieres, La Forie, Le Monestier, Saint-Ferreol-Des-Cotes, Saint-Martin-Des-Olmes, Thiolieres and Valcivieres.

This page in French: Visiter Ambert

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