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Marcenat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parc des Volcans at 8 km from Marcenat

Visit Marcenat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc des Volcans at 8 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcenat, 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 Marcenat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 8 km (direction ), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mont-Dore guide


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

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

See Murol guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Salers guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of...

See La Bourboule guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east), 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


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

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 37 km (direction south-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Tournemire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marcenat


Markets in and near Marcenat

Market days in Marcenat: seasonal market: Friday;

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (24km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (30km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (31km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (39km)

More information about Marcenat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Marcenat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (43km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (44km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (32km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (42km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (44km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (48km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (13km)
  • Lac Pavin (22km)
  • Puy de Sancy (25km)
  • Puy Griou (27km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (28km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (28km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (34km)
  • Mont Mouchet (56km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (36km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (29km)

Geography and distances

Marcenat is in the southern-centre of France at 52 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Marcenat is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcenat

Canton: Condat

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15190

Distance to Marcenat

from Aurillac (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 632 km

from Nice: 395 km

from Bordeaux: 272 km

from Strasbourg: 522 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Condat, Landeyrat, Lugarde, Montgreleix, Saint-Bonnet-de-Condat and Saint-Saturnin.

This page in French: Visiter Marcenat

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