Mourjou tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and it is still this and the surrounding chestnut forests that are of interest to visitors

Mourjou 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 Mourjou. For detailed visitor information see the Mourjou 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 Mourjou in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marcoles at 10 km and Maurs at 11 km.

Mourjou, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is...

See Marcoles guide


at 11 km (direction west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-east), in the Aveyron department

Best known for its abbey and a s a pilgrimage destination, the...

See Conques guide
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Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 15 km (direction east), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and pottery...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 19 km (direction east), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the...

See Entraygues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small but...

See Capdenac guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic buildings and streets...

See Figeac guide
Chateau de Bournazel

Chateau de Bournazel

Castle at 26 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

The Chateau de Bournazel is a charming chateau in the renaissance syle,...

See Chateau de Bournazel guide


at 26 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

Peyrusse-le-Roc is most unusual in having the small village to explore, and...

See Peyrusse-le-Roc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among the 'most beautiful...

See Cardaillac guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

Although quite small, take the time to stroll around Faycelles when you...

See Faycelles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Aveyron department

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monuments of note,...

See Estaing guide

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Markets in and near Mourjou

  • Maurs: market Thursday (11km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (17km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (19km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (25km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Mourjou, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Mourjou, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Assier Chateau (36km)
  • Chateau Montal (42km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (34km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (39km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (51km)
  • Puy Griou (53km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (53km)

Geography and distances

Mourjou is in the southern-centre of France at 28 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Mourjou is 463 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mourjou

Canton: Maurs

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15340

Distance to Mourjou

from Aurillac (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 463 km

from Calais: 697 km

from Nice: 409 km

from Bordeaux: 230 km

from Strasbourg: 599 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Calvinet, Cassaniouze, Fournoules and Leynhac.

This page in French: Visiter Mourjou


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