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Parlan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maurs at 13 km from Parlan

Visit Parlan: highlights and tourist information

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Parlan is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Maurs at 13 km and Marcoles at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Parlan, 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 Parlan in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is...

See Marcoles guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and...

See Laroquebrou guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and...

See Mourjou guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Lot department

Cardaillac is a small, unspoiled village now listed among the 'most beautiful...

See Cardaillac guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lot department

The castle, medieval gateway and market hall are among the highlights in...

See Lacapelle-Marival guide


at 22 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Some of the highlights in Saint-Cere are rather hidden away, so take...

See Saint-Cere guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments but...

See Aurillac guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lot department

The market town of Figeac has many interesting historic buildings and streets...

See Figeac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Autoire is very small but very pleasant to explore, while nearby you...

See Autoire guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lot department

Capdenac-le-Haut, another of the 'beautiful villages of France' is quite small but...

See Capdenac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west), in the Lot department

Both the unspoiled nature of the village and the beautiful views make...

See Loubressac guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Parlan


Markets in and near Parlan

  • Maurs: market Thursday (13km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Figeac: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bretenoux: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Decazeville: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Firmi: market Saturday (34km)
  • Aubin: market Wednesday & Friday (34km)
  • Cransac: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)

More information about Parlan, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Parlan, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (25km)
  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (28km)
  • Assier Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (47km)
  • Jardin d'Eden du château du Colombier (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre de Padirac (33km)
  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (35km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (48km)
  • Puy Griou (50km)
  • Tindoul de la Vayssière (54km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (59km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (44km)

Geography and distances

Parlan is in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Parlan is 448 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Parlan

Canton: Saint-Mamet-la-Salvetat

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15290

Distance to Parlan

from Aurillac (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 448 km

from Calais: 681 km

from Nice: 425 km

from Bordeaux: 217 km

from Strasbourg: 596 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessonies, Cayrols, Labastide-du-Haut-Mont, Le Rouget, Roumegoux, Rouziers and Saint-Saury.

This page in French: Visiter Parlan

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