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Madriat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Blesle at 12 km from Madriat

Visit Madriat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 12 km and Issoire at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Madriat, 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 Madriat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
 
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Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 20 km (direction north-east)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Murol guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide

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

Map of places to visit near Madriat

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Markets in and near Madriat

  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (11km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (13km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (18km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (22km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (24km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Madriat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Madriat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (5km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (12km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (13km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (25km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (14km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (30km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (34km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (39km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (19km)
  • Lac Pavin (24km)
  • Puy de Sancy (31km)
  • Lac du Guery (35km)
  • Bois Noirs (37km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (53km)
  • Puy Griou (54km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (56km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

Madriat is in the southern-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Madriat is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Madriat

Canton: Ardes

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63340

Distance to Madriat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 621 km

from Nice: 376 km

from Bordeaux: 302 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apchat, Ardes, Augnat, Boudes, Chalus, Chambezon, Collanges, Gignat, Le Breuil-sur-Couze, Moriat, Saint-Germain-Lembron, Saint-Gervazy, Saint-Herent, Ternant-les-Eaux, Vichel and Villeneuve-Lembron.

This page in French: Visiter Madriat

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