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Espinchal tourism and travel guide

Photo of Espinchal in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Parc des Volcans at 6 km from Espinchal

Visit Espinchal: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc des Volcans at 6 km and Murol at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espinchal, 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 Espinchal 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 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Castle at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Murol guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 24 km (direction north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque...

See La Bourboule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 30 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Orcival guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide


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

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from...

See Auzon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Espinchal


Markets in and near Espinchal

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (14km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (21km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (24km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (29km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Espinchal, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Espinchal, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (40km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (33km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (33km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (38km)
  • Verger de Déduit (40km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (41km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (11km)
  • Lac Pavin (11km)
  • Puy de Sancy (16km)
  • Lac du Guery (25km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (26km)
  • Puy Griou (37km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (38km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (39km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (44km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (29km)

Geography and distances

Espinchal is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Espinchal is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Espinchal

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63850

Distance to Espinchal

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 395 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 512 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chanterelle, Compains, La Godivelle, Montgreleix and Parc des Volcans.

This page in French: Visiter Espinchal

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