Dorat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dorat in Puy-de-Dome

Visit Dorat: highlights and tourist information

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Dorat 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 33 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Dorat is 340 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Dorat

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

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)


Geography and distances

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