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Murol tourism and travel guide

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Visit Murol: highlights and tourist information

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

Attractions in Murol

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol that stands high on a rocky mass above the village: Murol

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Nectaire at 5 km and Mont-Dore at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Murol, 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 Murol in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 5 km (direction east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 10 km (direction west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Orcival guide
 
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Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

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

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 16 km (direction west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Issoire guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide
Blesle

Blesle

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

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

See Blesle guide

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

Map of places to visit near Murol

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Markets in and near Murol

Market days in Murol: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Murol: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (7km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (10km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (15km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (16km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (24km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (24km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (24km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Murol, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Murol, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (22km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (4km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (34km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (40km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (43km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (15km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (18km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (21km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (24km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (30km)
  • Verger de Déduit (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (10km)
  • Lac du Guery (10km)
  • Puy de Sancy (11km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (14km)
  • Signal du Luguet (27km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (35km)
  • Marsat (35km)
  • Riom (38km)
  • Salins (60km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Murol is in the southern-centre of France at 26 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Murol is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Murol

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63790

Distance to Murol

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 400 km

from Bordeaux: 288 km

from Strasbourg: 494 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambon-sur-Lac, Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Nectaire, Saint-Pierre-Colamine and Saint-Victor-la-Riviere.

This page in French: Visiter Murol

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