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Marchastel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Riom-es-Montagnes at 5 km from Marchastel

Visit Marchastel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom-es-Montagnes at 5 km and Parc des Volcans at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Marchastel, 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 Marchastel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 12 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Salers guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 31 km (direction west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery...

See Mauriac guide


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

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

See Tournemire guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mont-Dore guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See La Bourboule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


Castle at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Murol guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Flour guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marchastel


Markets in and near Marchastel

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (30km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (33km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (34km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (40km)

More information about Marchastel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Marchastel, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (50km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (24km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (37km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (44km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (46km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (21km)
  • Puy Griou (23km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (23km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (25km)
  • Lac Pavin (27km)
  • Puy de Sancy (28km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (37km)
  • Lac du Guery (38km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (28km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (37km)

Geography and distances

Marchastel is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Marchastel is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marchastel

Canton: Condat

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15400

Distance to Marchastel

from Aurillac (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 401 km

from Bordeaux: 264 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apchon, Collandres, Lugarde, Riom-es-Montagnes, Saint-Bonnet-de-Condat and Saint-Saturnin.

This page in French: Visiter Marchastel

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