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Montcel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Riom at 14 km from Montcel

Visit Montcel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom at 14 km and Mozac at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montcel, 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 Montcel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Riom

Riom

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 16 km (direction south)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre'...

See Charroux guide
 
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Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 26 km (direction south)

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 26 km (direction south)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water...

See Vichy guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 35 km (direction east)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of...

See Chateldon guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Billom

Billom

at 39 km (direction south-east)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 41 km (direction south-west)

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

See Orcival guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montcel

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Markets in and near Montcel

  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (11km)
  • Gannat: market Saturday (14km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (22km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (23km)
  • Saint-Eloy-les-Mines: market Saturday (24km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (27km)

More information about Montcel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Montcel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (31km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (12km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Blanzat (20km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (22km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (32km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (36km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (20km)
  • Lac du Guery (48km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Montcel is in the southern-centre of France at 26 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Montcel is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montcel

Canton: Combronde

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63460

Distance to Montcel

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 556 km

from Nice: 419 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 454 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artonne, Champs, Combronde, Joserand, Saint-Agoulin, Saint-Hilaire-la-Croix, Saint-Myon and Saint-Pardoux.

This page in French: Visiter Montcel

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