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Effiat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vichy at 16 km from Effiat

Visit Effiat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vichy at 16 km and Charroux at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Effiat, 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 Effiat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vichy

Vichy

at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the...

See Charroux guide
Riom

Riom

at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Riom guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateldon guide
 
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Mozac

Mozac

at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Volvic guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Thiers guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Billom

Billom

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Billom guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Courpiere guide

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Map of places to visit near Effiat

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Markets in and near Effiat

  • Gannat: market Saturday (8km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (15km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (15km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (15km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (17km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (19km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (22km)

More information about Effiat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Effiat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (25km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (15km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (8km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (36km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (40km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Effiat is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Effiat is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Effiat

Canton: Aigueperse

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63260

Distance to Effiat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 327 km

from Strasbourg: 441 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigueperse, Bas-et-Lezat, Biozat, Bussieres-et-Pruns, Chaptuzat, Charmes, Montpensier, Poezat, Saint-Clement-de-Regnat, Saint-Genes-du-Retz, Vensat and Villeneuve-les-Cerfs.

This page in French: Visiter Effiat

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