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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Murol at 7 km from Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Visit Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: highlights and tourist information

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Murol at 7 km and Saint-Nectaire at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, 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-et-Saint-Anastaise in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Castle at 7 km (direction )

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

See Murol guide


at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque...

See La Bourboule guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


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

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 29 km (direction south-east)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide

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

Map of places to visit near Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise


Markets in and near Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Market days in Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: weekly market: Monday;

  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (0km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (12km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (17km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (17km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (25km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (28km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (20km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (35km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (43km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (47km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (20km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (24km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (25km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (28km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (37km)
  • Verger de Déduit (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (4km)
  • Puy de Sancy (9km)
  • Lac du Guery (14km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (17km)
  • Signal du Luguet (20km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (42km)
  • Marsat (42km)
  • Riom (45km)
  • Salins (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (36km)

Geography and distances

Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63610

Distance to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 610 km

from Nice: 398 km

from Bordeaux: 285 km

from Strasbourg: 500 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Pierre-Colamine, Saint-Victor-la-Riviere and Valbeleix.

This page in French: Visiter Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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