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Cayrols tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cayrols in Cantal

Photo is of Marcoles at 11 km from Cayrols

Visit Cayrols: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marcoles at 11 km and Maurs at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cayrols, 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 Cayrols in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marcoles guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Maurs guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France,...

See Mourjou guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aurillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among...

See Cardaillac guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


at 27 km (direction west), in the Lot department

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

See Saint-Cere guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

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

See Tours de Merle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Aveyron department

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage...

See Conques guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

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

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic...

See Figeac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small...

See Capdenac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cayrols


Markets in and near Cayrols

  • Maurs: market Thursday (14km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (30km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (33km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (34km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Cayrols, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Cayrols, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (46km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (30km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (33km)
  • Assier Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (45km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (38km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (40km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (44km)
  • Puy Griou (46km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (49km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (52km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (55km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (42km)

Geography and distances

Cayrols is in the southern-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Cayrols is 447 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cayrols

Canton: Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15290

Distance to Cayrols

from Aurillac (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 447 km

from Calais: 681 km

from Nice: 420 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 592 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset, Le Rouget, Omps, Parlan, Pers, Roumegoux, Rouziers and Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat.

This page in French: Visiter Cayrols

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