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Cisternes-la-Foret tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Orcival at 16 km from Cisternes-la-Foret

Visit Cisternes-la-Foret: highlights and tourist information

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Cisternes-la-Foret is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Orcival at 16 km and Puy de Dome at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cisternes-la-Foret, 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 Cisternes-la-Foret in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Orcival guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See La Bourboule guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mont-Dore guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Volvic guide


at 29 km (direction 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 30 km (direction east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


Castle at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Murol guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mozac guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Riom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cisternes-la-Foret


Markets in and near Cisternes-la-Foret

  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (23km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (25km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (28km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (32km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Cisternes-la-Foret, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Cisternes-la-Foret, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (33km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (35km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (16km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (29km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (31km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (32km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (41km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Banne d'Ordanche (21km)
  • Lac du Guery (21km)
  • Puy de Sancy (30km)
  • Lac Pavin (36km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (57km)

Geography and distances

Cisternes-la-Foret is in the southern-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Cisternes-la-Foret is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cisternes-la-Foret

Canton: Pontgibaud

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63740

Distance to Cisternes-la-Foret

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 577 km

from Nice: 429 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Cisternes-la-Foret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Combrailles, Gelles, La Goutelle, Prondines and Saint-Hilaire-les-Monges.

This page in French: Visiter Cisternes-la-Foret

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