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Orcet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Saturnin at 8 km from Orcet

Visit Orcet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Saturnin at 8 km and Montpeyroux at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orcet, 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 Orcet in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 11 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 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
 
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Billom

Billom

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and...

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 21 km (direction north-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from...

See Volvic guide
Riom

Riom

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Murol guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Orcet

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Markets in and near Orcet

  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (7km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (9km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (11km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (12km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (13km)
  • Billom: market Monday (14km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (14km)

More information about Orcet, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Orcet, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (25km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (19km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (23km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (6km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (6km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (16km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (19km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (25km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (29km)
  • Lac Pavin (32km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (32km)
  • Puy de Sancy (34km)
  • Bois Noirs (41km)
  • Signal du Luguet (43km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Orcet is in the southern-centre of France at 11 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Orcet is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orcet

Canton: Veyre-Monton

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63670

Distance to Orcet

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 393 km

from Bordeaux: 308 km

from Strasbourg: 472 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubiere, Chanonat, Corent, Cournon-d'Auvergne, La Roche-Blanche, La Roche-Noire, Le Cendre, Le Crest, Les Martres-de-Veyre, Mezel, Mirefleurs, Perignat-les-Sarlieve, Perignat-sur-Allier, Romagnat, Saint-Amant-Tallende, Saint-Georges-sur-Allier, Saint-Maurice, Tallende and Veyre-Monton.

This page in French: Visiter Orcet

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