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Apchon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Riom-es-Montagnes at 5 km from Apchon

Visit Apchon: highlights and tourist information

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Apchon is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom-es-Montagnes at 5 km and Parc des Volcans at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Apchon, 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 Apchon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction north-west)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of...

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very lovely...

See Salers guide


at 21 km (direction south-west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at...

See Fontanges guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 26 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on the edge...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts...

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 28 km (direction west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are the...

See Mauriac guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 41 km (direction south-west)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments but...

See Aurillac guide


Castle at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol...

See Murol guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Apchon


Markets in and near Apchon

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (35km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (37km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (38km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)

More information about Apchon, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Apchon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (16km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (20km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (36km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (45km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Puy Griou (19km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (19km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (22km)
  • Signal du Luguet (25km)
  • Lac Pavin (31km)
  • Puy de Sancy (32km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (41km)
  • Lac du Guery (42km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (24km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (39km)

Geography and distances

Apchon is in the southern-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Apchon is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Apchon

Canton: Riom-ès-Montagnes

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15400

Distance to Apchon

from Aurillac (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 637 km

from Nice: 402 km

from Bordeaux: 261 km

from Strasbourg: 534 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cheylade, Collandres, Lugarde, Marchastel, Riom-es-Montagnes and Saint-Hippolyte.

This page in French: Visiter Apchon

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