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Chalinargues tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chalinargues in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Flour at 18 km from Chalinargues

Visit Chalinargues: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 18 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chalinargues, 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 Chalinargues in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 18 km (direction south-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 34 km (direction west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Salers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Aurillac guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 46 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chalinargues


Markets in and near Chalinargues

  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (34km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (39km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (40km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (41km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (41km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (41km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (42km)

More information about Chalinargues, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chalinargues, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (21km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (36km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (39km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (17km)
  • Puy Griou (20km)
  • Signal du Luguet (20km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (22km)
  • Lac Pavin (38km)
  • Mont Mouchet (40km)
  • Puy de Sancy (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (42km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (23km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (58km)

Geography and distances

Chalinargues is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Chalinargues is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalinargues

Canton: Murat

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15170

Distance to Chalinargues

from Aurillac (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 649 km

from Nice: 380 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Celles, Chastel-sur-Murat, Chavagnac, Joursac, La Chapelle-d'Alagnon, Murat, Neussargues-Moissac, Sainte-Anastasie and Virargues.

This page in French: Visiter Chalinargues

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