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Marat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marat in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Olliergues at 4 km from Marat

Visit Marat: highlights and tourist information

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

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!



at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic...

See Olliergues guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


at 15 km (direction north-west)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the...

See Courpiere guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Billom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Usson guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 37 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part...

See Chateldon guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide

... 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

What to do at Marat? 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

Marat is in the southern-centre of France at 48 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Marat is 369 kilometres from Paris).

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

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