Murol tourism and travel guide

Photo of Murol in Puy-de-Dome

Visit Murol: highlights and tourist information

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Murol 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 26 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Murol is 368 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Murol

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

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)

Geography and distances

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