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Charmensac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Blesle at 13 km from Charmensac

Visit Charmensac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 13 km and Saint-Flour at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charmensac, 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 Charmensac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
 
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Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Murol guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mont-Dore guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charmensac

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Markets in and near Charmensac

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (28km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (29km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (33km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (34km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (35km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (36km)

More information about Charmensac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Charmensac, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (22km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (15km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (31km)
  • Puy Griou (34km)
  • Lac Pavin (35km)
  • Mont Mouchet (35km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (36km)
  • Puy de Sancy (41km)
  • Lac du Guery (49km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (50km)
  • Bois Noirs (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (9km)
 
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Geography and distances

Charmensac is in the southern-centre of France at 60 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Charmensac is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charmensac

Canton: Allanche

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15500

Distance to Charmensac

from Aurillac (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 291 km

from Strasbourg: 515 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auriac-l'Eglise, Bonnac, Ferrieres-Saint-Mary, Moledes, Molompize, Peyrusse, Saint-Mary-le-Plain and Valjouze.

This page in French: Visiter Charmensac

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