Marat tourism and travel guide

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Visit Marat: highlights and tourist information

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Marat is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 48 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Marat is 369 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Olliergues at 4 km and Ambert at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marat, 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 Marat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Marat

Markets in and near Marat

  • Ambert: market Thursday (13km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (19km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (26km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (27km)
  • Billom: market Monday (28km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (28km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (30km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Marat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Marat, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Marat.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (19km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (36km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (46km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (50km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (36km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (36km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (46km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (15km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (20km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Marat

Canton: Olliergues

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63480

Distance to Marat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 369 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 448 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bertignat, Job, La Chapelle-Agnon, Olliergues, Olmet, Saint-Gervais-sous-Meymont, Saint-Pierre-la-Bourlhonne and Vertolaye.

This page in French: Visiter Marat