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France This Way comment: Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches in Auvergne and has several natural scenic highlights nearby

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Orcival. For detailed visitor information see the Orcival travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Orcival in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Bourboule at 13 km and Puy de Dome at 14 km.

Orcival, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 13 km (direction south-west)

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

See La Bourboule guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide


Castle at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Murol guide
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at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Volvic guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mozac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Riom guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide

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Markets in and near Orcival

  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (12km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (13km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (20km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (20km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (22km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (25km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)

More information about Orcival, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Orcival, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (2km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (18km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (25km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (35km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (48km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (0km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (20km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (21km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (35km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (44km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (54km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (8km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (10km)
  • Puy de Sancy (17km)
  • Lac Pavin (21km)
  • Signal du Luguet (40km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Orcival is in the southern-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Orcival is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orcival

Canton: Rochefort-Montagne

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63210

Distance to Orcival

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 590 km

from Nice: 413 km

from Bordeaux: 284 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurieres, Nebouzat, Perpezat, Rochefort-Montagne, Saint-Bonnet-Pres-Orcival, Saint-Pierre-Roche, Saulzet-le-Froid and Vernines.

This page in French: Visiter Orcival


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