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Murat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Murat in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Flour at 20 km from Murat

Visit Murat: highlights and tourist information

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Murat is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 20 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Murat, 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 Murat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 28 km (direction west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very...

See Salers guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 30 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau...

See Tournemire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in...

See Blesle guide


at 34 km (direction west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are the...

See Mauriac guide


at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest...

See Brioude guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 47 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 47 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best...

See Laguiole guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Murat


Markets in and near Murat

  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (30km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (34km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (35km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (43km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (45km)

More information about Murat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Murat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (15km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (43km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (10km)
  • Puy Griou (13km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (16km)
  • Signal du Luguet (27km)
  • Mont Mouchet (42km)
  • Lac Pavin (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (38km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Murat is in the southern-centre of France at 39 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Murat is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Murat

Canton: Murat

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15300

Distance to Murat

from Aurillac (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 654 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 272 km

from Strasbourg: 536 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Albepierre-Bredons, Chalinargues, Chastel-sur-Murat, Chavagnac, La Chapelle-d'Alagnon, Laveissenet, Laveissiere, Ussel and Virargues.

This page in French: Visiter Murat

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