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Charensat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Volvic at 34 km from Charensat

Visit Charensat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Volvic at 34 km and Puy de Dome at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charensat, 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 Charensat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Volvic

Volvic

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Volvic guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Aubusson

Aubusson

at 36 km (direction west), in the Creuse department

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mozac guide
 
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Orcival

Orcival

at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
Riom

Riom

at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Riom guide
Montlucon

Montlucon

at 39 km (direction east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 41 km (direction east-south-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 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide
Charroux

Charroux

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

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

See Charroux guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Murol guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charensat

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Markets in and near Charensat

  • Auzances: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (25km)
  • Neris-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Commentry: market Friday (35km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (37km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (38km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (38km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (39km)

More information about Charensat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Charensat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (35km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (50km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (37km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (38km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (46km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (33km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (43km)
  • Lac du Guery (44km)
  • Pierres Jaumetres (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (38km)
  • Montmarault (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Charensat is in the southern-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Charensat is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charensat

Canton: Saint-Gervais-d'Auvergne

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63640

Distance to Charensat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 445 km

from Bordeaux: 281 km

from Strasbourg: 482 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Biollet, Espinasse, Montel-de-Gelat and Vergheas.

This page in French: Visiter Charensat

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