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Fontanges tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontanges: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at the foot of the largest volcano in Europe

Fontanges is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fontanges. For detailed visitor information see the Fontanges travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 6 km and Tournemire at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontanges, 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 Fontanges in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction north-north-west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very lovely...

See Salers guide


at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle...

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by...

See Tournemire guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the...

See Mauriac guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks...

See Aurillac guide


at 23 km (direction north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and...

See Laroquebrou guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 34 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval...

See Tours de Merle guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Val guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century...

See Marcoles guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view across...

See Argentat guide


at 47 km (direction east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion...

See Saint-Angel guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Fontanges


Markets in and near Fontanges

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (33km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (40km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (49km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (51km)

More information about Fontanges, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Fontanges, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (12km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (13km)
  • Puy Griou (16km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (21km)
  • Signal du Luguet (45km)
  • Lac Pavin (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (12km)

Geography and distances

Fontanges is in the southern-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Fontanges is 416 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontanges

Canton: Salers

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15140

Distance to Fontanges

from Aurillac (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 416 km

from Calais: 651 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 555 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Bonnet-de-Salers, Saint-Chamant, Saint-Paul-de-Salers, Saint-Projet-de-Salers and Salers.

This page in French: Visiter Fontanges

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