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Visit Marcoles: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is one of our favourite Cantal villages

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Marcoles. For detailed visitor information see the Marcoles travel guide.

Marcoles is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 17 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Marcoles is 453 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Maurs at 15 km and Vieillevie at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcoles, 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 Marcoles 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 Cantal

Map of places to visit near Marcoles

Markets in and near Marcoles

  • Maurs: market Thursday (15km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (23km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (25km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (27km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (30km)

More information about Marcoles, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Marcoles, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (44km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Assier Chateau (39km)
  • Chateau Montal (40km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (41km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (42km)
  • Puy Griou (43km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (44km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcoles

Canton: Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15220

Distance to Marcoles

from Aurillac (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 453 km

from Calais: 687 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 231 km

from Strasbourg: 590 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Leynhac, Saint-Antoine and Vitrac.

This page in French: Visiter Marcoles

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