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Besse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Besse in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Chamant at 7 km from Besse

Visit Besse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 7 km and Tournemire at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Besse, 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 Besse in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mauriac guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Aurillac guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 22 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 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


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

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

See Argentat guide


at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Marcoles guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 42 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 44 km (direction south-south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide

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

Map of places to visit near Besse


Markets in and near Besse

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (38km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (44km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (44km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (45km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (46km)

Hotels near Besse

More information about Besse, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Besse, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (26km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (46km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (14km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (25km)
  • Puy Griou (28km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (33km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (45km)
  • Lac Pavin (61km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (11km)

Geography and distances

Besse is in the southern-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Besse is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse

Canton: Saint-Cernin

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15140

Distance to Besse

from Aurillac (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 232 km

from Strasbourg: 565 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Cernin, Saint-Cirgues-de-Malbert, Saint-Illide, Saint-Martin-Cantales and Sainte-Eulalie.

This page in French: Visiter Besse

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