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Leyvaux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Blesle at 8 km from Leyvaux

Visit Leyvaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 8 km and Parc des Volcans at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Leyvaux, 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 Leyvaux in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest...

See Blesle guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 25 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Murol guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

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

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mont-Dore guide

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Map of places to visit near Leyvaux

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Markets in and near Leyvaux

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (22km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (25km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (29km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (31km)

More information about Leyvaux, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Leyvaux, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (20km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (8km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (23km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (29km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (43km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (7km)
  • Lac Pavin (25km)
  • Puy de Sancy (31km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (37km)
  • Puy Griou (39km)
  • Lac du Guery (39km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (40km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (41km)
  • Mont Mouchet (44km)
  • Bois Noirs (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (12km)
 
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Geography and distances

Leyvaux is in the southern-centre of France at 66 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Leyvaux is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leyvaux

Canton: Massiac

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43450

Distance to Leyvaux

from Aurillac (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 291 km

from Strasbourg: 508 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anzat-le-Luguet, Auriac-l'Eglise, Autrac, Laurie, Moledes and Saint-Etienne-sur-Blesle.

This page in French: Visiter Leyvaux

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