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Marcoles tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

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!

Mourjou

Mourjou

at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide
Maurs

Maurs

at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of...

See Maurs guide
Vieillevie

Vieillevie

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of...

See Vieillevie guide
Aurillac

Aurillac

at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments...

See Aurillac guide
 
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Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and...

See Le Don du Fel guide
Conques

Conques

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aveyron department

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage...

See Conques guide
Entraygues

Entraygues

at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights...

See Entraygues guide
Laroquebrou

Laroquebrou

at 24 km (direction north-west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and...

See Laroquebrou guide
Cardaillac

Cardaillac

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among the 'most...

See Cardaillac guide
Capdenac

Capdenac

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small but...

See Capdenac guide
Tournemire

Tournemire

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tournemire guide
Figeac

Figeac

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic...

See Figeac guide
Lacapelle-Marival

Lacapelle-Marival

at 34 km (direction west), in the Lot department

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide
Saint-Chamant

Saint-Chamant

at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marcoles

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Marcoles is in the southern-centre of France at 17 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Marcoles is 453 kilometres from Paris).

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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