Gignat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gignat in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Issoire at 8 km from Gignat

Visit Gignat: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gignat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 8 km and Usson at 11 km.

Gignat, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Issoire

Issoire

at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (a good...

See Usson guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is now listed...

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Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river, passing an...

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Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small village of...

See Blesle guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

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Murol

Murol

Castle at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Murol guide
Brioude

Brioude

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

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church in the...

See Brioude guide
Billom

Billom

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

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

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of forested volcanic...

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Markets in and near Gignat

  • Issoire: market Saturday (7km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (12km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (14km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (23km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Gignat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Gignat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (3km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (18km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (24km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (8km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (26km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (29km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (37km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (24km)
  • Lac Pavin (26km)
  • Puy de Sancy (32km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Lac du Guery (34km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km)
  • Puy Griou (60km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (62km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (45km)
  • Marsat (45km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Gignat is in the southern-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Gignat is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gignat

Canton: Saint-Germain-Lembron

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63340

Distance to Gignat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 306 km

from Strasbourg: 487 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antoingt, Beaulieu, Bergonne, Boudes, Chalus, Collanges, Le Breuil-sur-Couze, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Madriat, Mareugheol, Nonette, Parentignat, Saint-Germain-Lembron, Saint-Herent, Solignat, Vichel, Villeneuve-Lembron and Vodable.

This page in French: Visiter Gignat