Arches tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arches: highlights and tourist information

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Arches is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Arches is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mauriac at 10 km and Salers at 23 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!


... 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

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

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