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Compains tourism and travel guide

Photo of Compains in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Parc des Volcans at 11 km from Compains

Visit Compains: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Castle at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Murol guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 22 km (direction north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of...

See La Bourboule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important...

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-east)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the...

See Montpeyroux guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 33 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Usson guide

... 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

What to do at Compains? 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

Compains is in the southern-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Compains is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Compains

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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

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