Marcoles tourism and travel guide

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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.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Marcoles in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mourjou at 10 km and Cassaniouze at 10 km.

Marcoles, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction south-east)

Sénezergues is a tiny village with lovely views and an imposing castle...

See Sénezergues guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and...

See Mourjou guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

Cassaniouze is a small town in Cantal with several small attractions...

See Cassaniouze guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

Junhac is a pretty village of Cantal, with an attractive church...

See Junhac guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Montsalvy is an 11th century town with an interesting historic centre...

See Montsalvy guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vieillevie guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Aurillac guide
Le Fel

Le Fel

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

Although small, the location of Le Fel and the pretty houses and...

See Le Fel guide
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 pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide
Conques Abbey

Conques Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aveyron department

Conques abbey is a roman style church built in the 11th century...

See Conques Abbey guide


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

Best known for its abbey and as a pilgrimage destination, the beautiful...

See Conques guide


at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Aveyron department

Espeyrac is a small, picturesque village surrounded by chestnut forests...

See Espeyrac guide


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

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

See Entraygues guide

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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)

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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

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