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Pierrefort tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pierrefort in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Flour at 24 km from Pierrefort

Visit Pierrefort: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 24 km and Laguiole at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pierrefort, 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 Pierrefort in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 26 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known...

See Laguiole guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Aurillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Salers guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights...

See Entraygues guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks and...

See Le Don du Fel guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to...

See Aumont Aubrac guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several...

See Estaing guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge...

See Espalion guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pierrefort


Markets in and near Pierrefort

  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (15km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (15km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (16km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (37km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (38km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (43km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (45km)

More information about Pierrefort, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Pierrefort, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (57km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (16km)
  • Puy Griou (20km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (22km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (36km)
  • Mont Mouchet (43km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Pierrefort is in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Pierrefort is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pierrefort

Canton: Pierrefort

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15230

Distance to Pierrefort

from Aurillac (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 269 km

from Strasbourg: 553 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brezons, Gourdieges, Narnhac, Paulhenc, Saint-Martin-sous-Vigouroux and Sainte-Marie.

This page in French: Visiter Pierrefort

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