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Le Fau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fontanges at 6 km from Le Fau

Visit Le Fau: highlights and tourist information

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Le Fau is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontanges at 6 km and Salers at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Fau, 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 Le Fau in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Salers guide


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

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by...

See Tournemire guide


at 11 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the...

See Mauriac guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 40 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Flour guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and...

See Mourjou guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Fau


Markets in and near Le Fau

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (30km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (36km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (43km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (53km)

More information about Le Fau, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Le Fau, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (7km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (16km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (7km)
  • Puy Griou (10km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (15km)
  • Signal du Luguet (41km)
  • Lac Pavin (50km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (18km)

Geography and distances

Le Fau is in the southern-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Le Fau is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Fau

Canton: Salers

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15140

Distance to Le Fau

from Aurillac (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 403 km

from Bordeaux: 250 km

from Strasbourg: 551 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Falgoux, Mandailles-Saint-Julien, Saint-Paul-de-Salers and Saint-Projet-de-Salers.

This page in French: Visiter Le Fau

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