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Dorat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dorat in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Thiers at 7 km from Dorat

Visit Dorat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thiers at 7 km and Chateldon at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Dorat, 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 Dorat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Thiers

Thiers

at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Thiers guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateldon guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Courpiere guide
Billom

Billom

at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Billom guide
 
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Vichy

Vichy

at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 27 km (direction south-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic...

See Olliergues guide
Riom

Riom

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Mozac guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 33 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 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Volvic guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

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

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dorat

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Markets in and near Dorat

  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (6km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (9km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (11km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (12km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (21km)
  • Billom: market Monday (21km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Dorat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Dorat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (13km)
  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (19km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (36km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (17km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (32km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (35km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (37km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (42km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (50km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Dorat is in the southern-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Dorat is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dorat

Canton: Thiers

Arrondissement: Thiers

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63300

Distance to Dorat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 575 km

from Nice: 385 km

from Bordeaux: 338 km

from Strasbourg: 440 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charnat, Noalhat, Orleat, Paslieres and Thiers.

This page in French: Visiter Dorat

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