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Jou-sous-Monjou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Jou-sous-Monjou in Cantal

Photo is of Aurillac at 18 km from Jou-sous-Monjou

Visit Jou-sous-Monjou: highlights and tourist information

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Jou-sous-Monjou is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aurillac at 18 km and Tournemire at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Jou-sous-Monjou, 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 Jou-sous-Monjou in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Aurillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at...

See Fontanges guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts...

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Salers guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for...

See Laguiole guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the...

See Entraygues guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Flour guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of...

See Vieillevie guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jou-sous-Monjou


Markets in and near Jou-sous-Monjou

  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (11km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (17km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (28km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (34km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (40km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (43km)

More information about Jou-sous-Monjou, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Jou-sous-Monjou, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (19km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (15km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (16km)
  • Puy Griou (16km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (46km)
  • Signal du Luguet (51km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (35km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (54km)

Geography and distances

Jou-sous-Monjou is in the southern-centre of France at 18 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Jou-sous-Monjou is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jou-sous-Monjou

Canton: Vic-sur-Cère

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15800

Distance to Jou-sous-Monjou

from Aurillac (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 671 km

from Nice: 391 km

from Bordeaux: 256 km

from Strasbourg: 560 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Jou-sous-Monjou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Badailhac, Lacapelle-Barres, Pailherols, Raulhac, Saint-Clement and Vic-sur-Cere.

This page in French: Visiter Jou-sous-Monjou

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