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Issoire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Issoire: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and unspoiled town to explore

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

Important note

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

Tourist classifications for Issoire include "recommended detour" and "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpeyroux at 9 km and Sauxillanges at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Issoire, 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 Issoire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
 
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Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Billom

Billom

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Brioude

Brioude

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

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

See Brioude guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 33 km (direction north-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 Issoire

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Markets in and near Issoire

Market days in Issoire: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Issoire: market Saturday (0km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (10km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (16km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Billom: market Monday (22km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near Issoire, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (9km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (0km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (13km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (36km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (0km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (20km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (24km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (34km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (28km)
  • Bois Noirs (30km)
  • Signal du Luguet (31km)
  • Puy de Sancy (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (34km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Issoire is in the southern-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Issoire is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Issoire

Canton: Issoire

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Issoire

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 610 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 310 km

from Strasbourg: 480 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antoingt, Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bergonne, Brenat, Chadeleuf, Flat, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Orbeil, Pardines, Parentignat, Perrier, Saint-Babel, Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe, Solignat and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Issoire

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