Ardes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ardes: highlights and tourist information

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Ardes 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 42 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Ardes is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 10 km and Saint-Floret at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ardes, 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 Ardes 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 Ardes

Markets in and near Ardes

  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (15km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (18km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (19km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (24km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (26km)

More information about Ardes, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Ardes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ardes.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (9km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (25km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (18km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (32km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (36km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (13km)
  • Lac Pavin (21km)
  • Puy de Sancy (28km)
  • Lac du Guery (33km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (36km)
  • Bois Noirs (42km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (48km)
  • Puy Griou (49km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (18km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ardes

Canton: Ardes

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63420

Distance to Ardes

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 624 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 297 km

from Strasbourg: 498 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apchat, Augnat, La Chapelle-Marcousse, Madriat and Rentieres.

This page in French: Visiter Ardes