Parent tourism and travel guide

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Visit Parent: highlights and tourist information

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Parent 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 21 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Parent is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpeyroux at 2 km and Issoire at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Parent, 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 Parent 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 Parent

Markets in and near Parent

  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (2km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (9km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (9km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Billom: market Monday (15km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (17km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (20km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (20km)

More information about Parent, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Parent, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Parent.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (17km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (9km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (31km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (31km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (34km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (9km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (13km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (15km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (26km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (31km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (30km)
  • Lac du Guery (32km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Puy de Sancy (34km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (36km)
  • Signal du Luguet (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (42km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Parent

Canton: Vic-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63270

Distance to Parent

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 384 km

from Bordeaux: 311 km

from Strasbourg: 475 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Authezat, Chadeleuf, Corent, Coudes, Flat, La Sauvetat, Laps, Montpeyroux, Neschers, Pignols, Saint-Babel, Saint-Maurice, Saint-Yvoine, Sauvagnat-Sainte-Marthe, Veyre-Monton, Vic-le-Comte and Yronde-et-Buron.

This page in French: Visiter Parent