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Montpensier tourism and travel guide

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Visit Montpensier: highlights and tourist information

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Montpensier is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Montpensier is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 17 km and Riom at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montpensier, 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 Montpensier in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Montpensier


Markets in and near Montpensier

  • Gannat: market Saturday (7km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (13km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (16km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (17km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (19km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (21km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (22km)

More information about Montpensier, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Montpensier, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (26km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (15km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (11km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (35km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (39km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Montpensier

Canton: Aigueperse

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63260

Distance to Montpensier

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 411 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 444 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigueperse, Artonne, Biozat, Bussieres-et-Pruns, Chaptuzat, Charmes, Effiat, Poezat, Saint-Genes-du-Retz, Saint-Priest-d'Andelot and Vensat.

This page in French: Visiter Montpensier

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