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Arches tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arches in Cantal

Photo is of Mauriac at 10 km from Arches

Visit Arches: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mauriac at 10 km and Chateau de Val at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arches, 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 Arches in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Mauriac guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion...

See Saint-Angel guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings...

See Meymac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tournemire guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles...

See Tours de Merle guide
Correze (village)

Correze (village)

at 36 km (direction west), in the Correze department

Correze is a very small village but the historic quarter certainly...

See Correze (village) guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Correze department

Gimel-les-Cascades is a pretty village in Correze best known for...

See Gimel-les-Cascades guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view...

See Argentat guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below...

See Laroquebrou guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arches


Markets in and near Arches

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (10km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (27km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (41km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Tulle: market Wednesday & Saturday (45km)
  • Bugeat: market Thursday - seasonal market only (45km)

More information about Arches, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Arches, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (10km)
  • Verger de Déduit (14km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (27km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (37km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (37km)
  • Puy Griou (39km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (44km)
  • Puy de Sancy (45km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (49km)
  • Lac Pavin (49km)
  • Lac du Guery (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (14km)

Geography and distances

Arches is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Arches is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arches

Canton: Mauriac

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15200

Distance to Arches

from Aurillac (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 430 km

from Bordeaux: 234 km

from Strasbourg: 550 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagnac, Jaleyrac, Sourniac and Veyrieres.

This page in French: Visiter Arches

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