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Champs tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Charroux at 16 km from Champs

Visit Champs: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 16 km and Riom at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Champs, 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 Champs in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre'...

See Charroux guide
Riom

Riom

at 18 km (direction south)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 20 km (direction south)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
 
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Vichy

Vichy

at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its...

See Vichy guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 30 km (direction south)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 35 km (direction east)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Billom

Billom

at 42 km (direction south-east)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Orcival guide

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

Map of places to visit near Champs

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Markets in and near Champs

  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (7km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (10km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (23km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (24km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (26km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (26km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (28km)

More information about Champs, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Champs, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (26km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (16km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (43km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (21km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (36km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (40km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Champs is in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Champs is 316 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champs

Canton: Combronde

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63440

Distance to Champs

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 316 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 450 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artonne, Joserand, Marcillat, Montcel, Saint-Agoulin, Saint-Hilaire-la-Croix, Saint-Pardoux and Saint-Quintin-sur-Sioule.

This page in French: Visiter Champs

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