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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-Rhône-Alpes region.

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

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!

Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 2 km (direction west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
 
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Billom

Billom

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 18 km (direction west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 21 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 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Courpiere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parent

 
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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

What to do at Parent? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Parent is in the southern-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Parent is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parent

Canton: Vic-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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

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