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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 16 km and Fontanges at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mauriac, 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 Mauriac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Salers

Salers

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

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France'...

See Salers guide
Saint-Chamant

Saint-Chamant

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide
Fontanges

Fontanges

at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide
Tournemire

Tournemire

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

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

See Tournemire guide
 
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Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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...

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...

See Chateau de Val guide
Laroquebrou

Laroquebrou

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide
Saint-Angel

Saint-Angel

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

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

See Saint-Angel guide
Aurillac

Aurillac

at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Aurillac guide
Argentat

Argentat

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

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

See Argentat guide
Meymac

Meymac

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

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

See Meymac guide
Gimel-les-Cascades

Gimel-les-Cascades

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

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

See Gimel-les-Cascades guide
Correze (village)

Correze (village)

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

Correze is a very small village but the historic quarter certainly merits...

See Correze (village) guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mauriac

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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)
 
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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

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