Mont-Dore tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area such as the Vallee de Chaudefour, and is also a small ski resort

Mont-Dore is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Mont-Dore. For detailed visitor information see the Mont-Dore 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 Mont-Dore in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Murol at 11 km and Orcival at 12 km.

Mont-Dore, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide


Castle at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Murol guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide


at 15 km (direction east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 25 km (direction north-east)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 32 km (direction north-east)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Issoire guide


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

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

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Markets in and near Mont-Dore

Market days in Mont-Dore: weekly market: Friday all day;

  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (0km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (5km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (12km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (25km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (30km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (31km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Mont-Dore, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Mont-Dore, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (15km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (44km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (44km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (49km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (55km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (12km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (26km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (29km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (34km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (35km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (39km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (47km)
  • Verger de Déduit (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (5km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (5km)
  • Puy de Sancy (5km)
  • Lac Pavin (11km)
  • Signal du Luguet (30km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (39km)
  • Marsat (39km)
  • Riom (43km)
  • Salins (54km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (47km)

Geography and distances

Mont-Dore is in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Mont-Dore is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mont-Dore

Canton: Rochefort-Montagne

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63240

Distance to Mont-Dore

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 410 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 502 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Mont-Dore from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Bourboule and Murat-le-Quaire.

This page in French: Visiter Mont-Dore