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Chalus tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chalus in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Issoire at 9 km from Chalus

Visit Chalus: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 9 km and Saint-Floret at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chalus, 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 Chalus in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Issoire

Issoire

at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Usson guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
 
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Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the...

See Montpeyroux guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Murol guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Billom

Billom

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chalus

 
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Markets in and near Chalus

  • Issoire: market Saturday (9km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (11km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (15km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (22km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (24km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Chalus, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chalus, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (2km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (17km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (24km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (9km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (31km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (37km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (23km)
  • Lac Pavin (25km)
  • Puy de Sancy (32km)
  • Bois Noirs (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (34km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km)
  • Puy Griou (58km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (60km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chalus is in the southern-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Chalus is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalus

Canton: Saint-Germain-Lembron

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63340

Distance to Chalus

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 618 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 488 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antoingt, Augnat, Beaulieu, Bergonne, Boudes, Charbonnier-les-Mines, Collanges, Gignat, Le Breuil-sur-Couze, Le Broc, Madriat, Mareugheol, Nonette, Saint-Germain-Lembron, Saint-Gervazy, Saint-Herent, Solignat, Vichel, Villeneuve-Lembron and Vodable.

This page in French: Visiter Chalus

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