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Brenat tourism and travel guide

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Visit Brenat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 4 km and Issoire at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brenat, 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 Brenat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Usson guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 5 km (direction west)

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

See Issoire guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Billom

Billom

at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that...

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

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

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 24 km (direction west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Blesle

Blesle

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

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

See Blesle guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Courpiere guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide

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Map of places to visit near Brenat

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Markets in and near Brenat

  • Issoire: market Saturday (5km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (11km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (15km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (16km)
  • Billom: market Monday (20km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Brenat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (13km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (12km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (40km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (5km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (23km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (26km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (36km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (26km)
  • Lac Pavin (33km)
  • Signal du Luguet (35km)
  • Lac du Guery (39km)
  • Puy de Sancy (39km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brenat is in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Brenat is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brenat

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Brenat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 610 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 476 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Flat, Issoire, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Orbeil, Parentignat, Saint-Babel, Saint-Jean-en-Val, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Sauxillanges, Usson and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Brenat

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