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Ardes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ardes in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Blesle at 10 km from Ardes

Visit Ardes: highlights and tourist information

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Ardes is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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!

Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is...

See Saint-Floret guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 18 km (direction north-east)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 19 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide
 
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Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful...

See Usson guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque...

See Brioude guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Murol guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most...

See Montpeyroux guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are...

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and...

See Lavaudieu guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ardes

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Ardes, France

What to do at Ardes? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Ardes is in the southern-centre of France at 42 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Ardes is 388 kilometres from Paris).

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

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