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La Forie tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 5 km from La Forie

Visit La Forie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 5 km and Olliergues at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Forie, 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 Forie in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Courpiere guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

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

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
 
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Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Usson guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 34 km (direction north-west)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide
Billom

Billom

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Billom guide
Auzon

Auzon

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

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

See Auzon guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Issoire guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 43 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Forie

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Markets in and near La Forie

  • Ambert: market Thursday (5km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (20km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (24km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (25km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (25km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (26km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (30km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (30km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about La Forie, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near La Forie, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (47km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (26km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (10km)
  • Bois Noirs (12km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (58km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Forie is in the southern-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: La Forie is 378 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Forie

Canton: Ambert

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63600

Distance to La Forie

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 378 km

from Calais: 612 km

from Nice: 348 km

from Bordeaux: 350 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambert, Job, Thiolieres and Valcivieres.

This page in French: Visiter La Forie

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