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Fournols tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 13 km from Fournols

Visit Fournols: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 13 km and Sauxillanges at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fournols, 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 Fournols in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Ambert guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 17 km (direction west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful...

See Usson guide
 
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Auzon

Auzon

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Issoire guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the...

See Brioude guide
Billom

Billom

at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Billom guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see...

See Allegre guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fournols

 
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Markets in and near Fournols

  • Ambert: market Thursday (12km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (16km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (19km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (24km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (24km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (27km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (29km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Fournols, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Fournols, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (26km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (50km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (51km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (26km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (31km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (43km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (45km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (4km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fournols is in the southern-centre of France at 49 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Fournols is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fournols

Canton: Saint-Germain-l'Herm

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63980

Distance to Fournols

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 335 km

from Strasbourg: 464 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aix-la-Fayette, Chambon-sur-Dolore, Echandelys and Le Monestier.

This page in French: Visiter Fournols

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