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Charnat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateldon at 8 km from Charnat

Visit Charnat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateldon at 8 km and Thiers at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charnat, 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 Charnat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Chateldon

Chateldon

at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Thiers guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
 
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Riom

Riom

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Riom guide
Billom

Billom

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Billom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Volvic guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

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

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 34 km (direction south-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Charroux guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its...

See Lapalisse guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide

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Map of places to visit near Charnat

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Markets in and near Charnat

  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (8km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (14km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (19km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (20km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (21km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (22km)

More information about Charnat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Charnat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (20km)
  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (16km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (36km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (52km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (10km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (30km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (35km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (38km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Charnat is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Charnat is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charnat

Canton: Lezoux

Arrondissement: Thiers

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63290

Distance to Charnat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 392 km

from Bordeaux: 336 km

from Strasbourg: 438 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-les-Randan, Bulhon, Crevant-Laveine, Dorat, Limons, Luzillat, Noalhat, Paslieres, Puy-Guillaume and Vinzelles.

This page in French: Visiter Charnat

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