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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

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.

Ambert is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Ambert is 382 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Ambert

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)

More information about Ambert, Auvergne

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)

Geography and distances

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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