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Parc des Volcans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Parc des Volcans: highlights and tourist information

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Parc des Volcans is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Attractions in Parc des Volcans

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of forested volcanic domes: Parc des Volcans

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom-es-Montagnes at 16 km and Mont-Dore at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Parc des Volcans, 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 Parc des Volcans in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the...

See La Bourboule guide


Castle at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Murol guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Cantal department

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France'...

See Salers guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parc des Volcans


Markets in and near Parc des Volcans

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (18km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (22km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (24km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (34km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (37km)

More information about Parc des Volcans, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Parc des Volcans, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (37km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (45km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (34km)
  • Verger de Déduit (35km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (39km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (42km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (42km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (44km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (14km)
  • Lac Pavin (14km)
  • Puy de Sancy (17km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (26km)
  • Lac du Guery (27km)
  • Puy Griou (34km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (35km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (36km)
  • Mont Mouchet (62km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (39km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (33km)

Geography and distances

Parc des Volcans is in the southern-centre of France at 50 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Parc des Volcans is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parc des Volcans

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: na

Distance to Parc des Volcans

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 624 km

from Nice: 399 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 517 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Parc des Volcans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chanterelle, Condat, Espinchal and Montgreleix.

This page in French: Visiter Parc des Volcans

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