Massiac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Blesle at 8 km from Massiac

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

Tourist classifications for Massiac include "village d'etape".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 8 km and Brioude at 16 km.

Massiac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-north-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church...

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide
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at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Flour guide


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

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide


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

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

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

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-west), 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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 40 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


Castle at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Murol guide

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Markets in and near Massiac

Market days in Massiac: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (15km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (20km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (20km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (25km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (27km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (29km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Massiac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Massiac, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (44km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (8km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (13km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (19km)
  • Mont Mouchet (34km)
  • Lac Pavin (36km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (40km)
  • Puy de Sancy (43km)
  • Puy Griou (43km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (46km)
  • Bois Noirs (46km)
  • Lac du Guery (50km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (52km)

Geography and distances

Massiac is in the southern-centre of France at 70 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Massiac is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Massiac

Canton: Massiac

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15500

Distance to Massiac

from Aurillac (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 300 km

from Strasbourg: 507 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auriac-l'Eglise, Bonnac, Grenier-Montgon, Lubilhac, Molompize and Saint-Beauzire.

This page in French: Visiter Massiac


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