Mauriac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mauriac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are the highlights in the small town of Mauriac

Mauriac 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 Mauriac. For detailed visitor information see the Mauriac 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 Mauriac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 16 km and Fontanges at 18 km.

Mauriac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow one or...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins in a...

See Tours de Merle guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 28 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on the edge of a...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Chateau de Laroque

Chateau de Laroque

Castle at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

Chateau de Laroque is a 13th century fortified castle on a hill above the...

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at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion when you are...

See Saint-Angel guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view across the river...

See Argentat guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings in the town...

See Meymac guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Correze department

Gimel-les-Cascades is a pretty village in Correze best known for its ancient toll bridge...

See Gimel-les-Cascades guide

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

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Markets in and near Mauriac

Market days in Mauriac: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (37km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (37km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Tulle: market Wednesday & Saturday (45km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (49km)

More information about Mauriac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Mauriac, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (54km)
  • Chateau Montal (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (8km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (19km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (30km)
  • Puy Griou (33km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (38km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (39km)
  • Puy de Sancy (51km)
  • Lac Pavin (53km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (55km)
  • Lac du Guery (58km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (5km)

Geography and distances

Mauriac is in the southern-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Mauriac is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mauriac

Canton: Mauriac

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15200

Distance to Mauriac

from Aurillac (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 426 km

from Bordeaux: 233 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ally, Brageac, Chaussenac, Drugeac, Escorailles, Jaleyrac, Le Vigean and Salins.

This page in French: Visiter Mauriac