La Roche-Noire tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Roche-Noire in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Billom at 9 km from La Roche-Noire

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La Roche-Noire 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 La Roche-Noire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Billom at 9 km and Montpeyroux at 10 km.

La Roche-Noire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Billom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


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

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide


at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 21 km (direction north-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and later gothic...

See Mozac guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Usson guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance to see...

See Riom guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from Volvic, which...

See Volvic guide

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Map of places to visit near La Roche-Noire


Markets in and near La Roche-Noire

  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (7km)
  • Billom: market Monday (9km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (10km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (10km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (14km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (15km)

More information about La Roche-Noire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near La Roche-Noire, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (22km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (19km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (23km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Opme (10km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (10km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (18km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (18km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (30km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (33km)
  • Lac Pavin (35km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (37km)
  • Bois Noirs (38km)
  • Puy de Sancy (38km)
  • Signal du Luguet (46km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

La Roche-Noire is in the southern-centre of France at 14 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: La Roche-Noire is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Roche-Noire

Canton: Vic-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63800

Distance to La Roche-Noire

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 390 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 468 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Roche-Noire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Busseol, Chas, Chauriat, Corent, Cournon-d'Auvergne, Laps, Le Cendre, Les Martres-de-Veyre, Mezel, Mirefleurs, Orcet, Perignat-sur-Allier, Saint-Bonnet-les-Allier, Saint-Georges-sur-Allier, Saint-Maurice and Veyre-Monton.

This page in French: Visiter La Roche-Noire