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Montpeyroux tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in France' and very pleasant to explore

Montpeyroux 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 Montpeyroux. For detailed visitor information see the Montpeyroux travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Montpeyroux include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montpeyroux in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 10 km and Saint-Floret at 11 km.

Montpeyroux, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Billom

Billom

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Billom guide
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Usson

Usson

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

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Orcival guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mozac guide

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Markets in and near Montpeyroux

  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (4km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (7km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (10km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (16km)
  • Billom: market Monday (16km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Montpeyroux, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (16km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (29km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (32km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (34km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (10km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (11km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (14km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (29km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (28km)
  • Lac du Guery (29km)
  • Puy de Sancy (32km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (33km)
  • Bois Noirs (35km)
  • Signal du Luguet (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montpeyroux is in the southern-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Montpeyroux is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montpeyroux

Canton: Issoire

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63114

Distance to Montpeyroux

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 386 km

from Bordeaux: 308 km

from Strasbourg: 476 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authezat, Chadeleuf, Champeix, Corent, Coudes, La Sauvetat, Laps, Neschers, Parent, Plauzat, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Yvoine, Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe, Tallende, Veyre-Monton, Vic-le-Comte and Yronde-et-Buron.

This page in French: Visiter Montpeyroux

 
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