Compains tourism and travel guide

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Visit Compains: highlights and tourist information

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Compains is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Compains is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc des Volcans at 11 km and Murol at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Compains, 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 Compains in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Compains

Markets in and near Compains

  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (8km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (18km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (22km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (23km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (27km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Compains, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Compains, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Compains.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (21km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (23km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (39km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (28km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (28km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (31km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (35km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (45km)
  • Verger de Déduit (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (7km)
  • Signal du Luguet (13km)
  • Puy de Sancy (13km)
  • Lac du Guery (21km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (22km)
  • Puy Griou (44km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (45km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (45km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (30km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Compains

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63610

Distance to Compains

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 618 km

from Nice: 394 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 505 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Espinchal, Saint-Alyre-Es-Montagne and Valbeleix.

This page in French: Visiter Compains