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Chambon-sur-Lac tourism and travel guide

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Chambon-sur-Lac is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Murol at 4 km and Mont-Dore at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chambon-sur-Lac, 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 Chambon-sur-Lac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Castle at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Murol guide


at 7 km (direction west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of...

See Mont-Dore guide


at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 12 km (direction west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the...

See La Bourboule guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important...

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne...

See Puy de Dome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Issoire guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chambon-sur-Lac


Markets in and near Chambon-sur-Lac

  • Murol: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (7km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (7km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (12km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (18km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (26km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (26km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (27km)

More information about Chambon-sur-Lac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Chambon-sur-Lac, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (15km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (37km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (42km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (46km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (49km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (13km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (21km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (24km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (28km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (32km)
  • Verger de Déduit (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (8km)
  • Puy de Sancy (8km)
  • Lac Pavin (8km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (11km)
  • Signal du Luguet (27km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (37km)
  • Marsat (37km)
  • Riom (40km)
  • Salins (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (43km)

Geography and distances

Chambon-sur-Lac is in the southern-centre of France at 28 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Chambon-sur-Lac is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chambon-sur-Lac

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63790

Distance to Chambon-sur-Lac

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 403 km

from Bordeaux: 284 km

from Strasbourg: 497 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chambon-sur-Lac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite, Murol and Saint-Victor-la-Riviere.

This page in French: Visiter Chambon-sur-Lac

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