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Billom tourism and travel guide

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Visit Billom: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm in the centre of Billom

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Billom. For detailed visitor information see the Billom travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpeyroux at 16 km and Sauxillanges at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Billom, 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 Billom in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Courpiere

Courpiere

at 16 km (direction east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
 
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Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Usson guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 24 km (direction east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in...

See Olliergues guide
Riom

Riom

at 25 km (direction north-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early...

See Mozac guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the...

See Volvic guide

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

Map of places to visit near Billom

 
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Markets in and near Billom

Market days in Billom: weekly market: Monday;

  • Billom: market Monday (0km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (11km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (11km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (12km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (18km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (18km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Billom, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Billom, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (13km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (19km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (21km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (23km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Opme (19km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (19km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (22km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (23km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (32km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (32km)
  • Lac du Guery (42km)
  • Lac Pavin (44km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (45km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (46km)
  • Puy de Sancy (47km)
  • Signal du Luguet (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Billom is in the southern-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Billom is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Billom

Canton: Billom

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63160

Distance to Billom

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 384 km

from Bordeaux: 322 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouzel, Chas, Chauriat, Egliseneuve-Pres-Billom, Espirat, Fayet-le-Chateau, Glaine-Montaigut, Moissat, Montmorin, Ravel, Reignat, Saint-Julien-de-Coppel, Vassel and Vertaizon.

This page in French: Visiter Billom

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