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Parentignat tourism and travel guide

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Visit Parentignat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 3 km and Usson at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Parentignat, 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 Parentignat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Issoire

Issoire

at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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

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

See Montpeyroux guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Billom

Billom

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Brioude

Brioude

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

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church...

See Brioude guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Courpiere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Parentignat

 
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Markets in and near Parentignat

  • Issoire: market Saturday (4km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (13km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (14km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (14km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (14km)
  • Billom: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (26km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (27km)

Hotels near Parentignat

More information about Parentignat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Parentignat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (10km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (3km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (26km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (39km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (42km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (3km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (23km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (26km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (37km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (27km)
  • Lac Pavin (32km)
  • Signal du Luguet (32km)
  • Puy de Sancy (37km)
  • Lac du Guery (38km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Parentignat is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Parentignat is 376 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parentignat

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Parentignat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 376 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 375 km

from Bordeaux: 313 km

from Strasbourg: 479 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bansat, Bergonne, Brenat, Flat, Gignat, Issoire, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Orbeil, Saint-Jean-en-Val, Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Saint-Yvoine, Usson and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Parentignat

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