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La Bourboule tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Bourboule: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa towns in France

La Bourboule 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 La Bourboule. For detailed visitor information see the La Bourboule travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Orcival at 13 km and Murol at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Bourboule, 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 La Bourboule in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 5 km (direction east)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 13 km (direction north-east)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Murol guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 20 km (direction east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
 
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Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on the edge...

See Chateau de Val guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 27 km (direction north-east)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of...

See Puy de Dome guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 35 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 39 km (direction north-east)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is...

See Volvic guide

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Map of places to visit near La Bourboule

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Markets in and near La Bourboule

Market days in La Bourboule: weekly market: Saturday;

  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (0km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (5km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (17km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (30km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (33km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near La Bourboule, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (18km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (45km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (46km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (13km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (30km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (32km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (34km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (37km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (40km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (43km)
  • Verger de Déduit (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Banne d'Ordanche (3km)
  • Lac du Guery (7km)
  • Puy de Sancy (9km)
  • Lac Pavin (15km)
  • Signal du Luguet (34km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (41km)
  • Marsat (41km)
  • Riom (45km)
  • Salins (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Bourboule is in the southern-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: La Bourboule is 364 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Bourboule

Canton: Rochefort-Montagne

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63150

Distance to La Bourboule

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 364 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 415 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 504 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mont-Dore, Murat-le-Quaire and Saint-Sauves-d'Auvergne.

This page in French: Visiter La Bourboule

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