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Arnac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arnac in Cantal

Photo is of Laroquebrou at 10 km from Arnac

Visit Arnac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Laroquebrou at 10 km and Tours de Merle at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arnac, 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 Arnac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 12 km (direction west), in the Correze department

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

See Tours de Merle guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mauriac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


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

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

See Salers guide


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

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

See Argentat guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century...

See Marcoles guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne you can explore the attractive old town and...

See Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so...

See Saint-Cere guide
Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux

Castle at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

The Chateau de Castelnau-Loubressac is an imposing medieval castle built in...

See Chateau de Castelnau-Bretenoux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west), in the Correze department

In a lovely hilltop position, Curemonte is less touristic than...

See Curemonte guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arnac


Markets in and near Arnac

  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (20km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (39km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (42km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Tulle: market Wednesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Vayrac: market Thursday & Saturday (43km)

More information about Arnac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Arnac, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (36km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (37km)
  • Assier Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (23km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (34km)
  • Puy Griou (37km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (40km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (41km)
  • Gouffre de Padirac (44km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (19km)

Geography and distances

Arnac is in the southern-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Arnac is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arnac

Canton: Laroquebrou

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15150

Distance to Arnac

from Aurillac (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 422 km

from Calais: 656 km

from Nice: 428 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 574 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Martin-Cantales, Saint-Santin-Cantales and Saint-Victor.

This page in French: Visiter Arnac

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