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Orbeil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Orbeil in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Issoire at 3 km from Orbeil

Visit Orbeil: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 3 km and Usson at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orbeil, 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 Orbeil in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Issoire

Issoire

at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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

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

See Montpeyroux guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Billom

Billom

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 20 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 28 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 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 30 km (direction north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the...

See Courpiere guide

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Map of places to visit near Orbeil

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Markets in and near Orbeil

  • Issoire: market Saturday (3km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (10km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (12km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (17km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (18km)
  • Billom: market Monday (19km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (25km)

More information about Orbeil, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Orbeil, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (12km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (3km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (13km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (29km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (37km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (39km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (3km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (20km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (23km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (34km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (28km)
  • Lac Pavin (31km)
  • Signal du Luguet (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (36km)
  • Puy de Sancy (36km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (40km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Orbeil is in the southern-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Orbeil is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orbeil

Canton: Issoire

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Orbeil

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 608 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 477 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bergonne, Brenat, Coudes, Flat, Issoire, Les Pradeaux, Manglieu, Parentignat, Perrier, Saint-Babel, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe, Usson, Varennes-sur-Usson and Yronde-et-Buron.

This page in French: Visiter Orbeil

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