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Pignols tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pignols in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Montpeyroux at 7 km from Pignols

Visit Pignols: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpeyroux at 7 km and Billom at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pignols, 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 Pignols in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Billom

Billom

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 12 km (direction south-east)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are...

See Sauxillanges guide
 
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Usson

Usson

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

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

See Usson guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret 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...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Courpiere guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Murol guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Olliergues guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pignols

 
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Markets in and near Pignols

  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (3km)
  • Billom: market Monday (10km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (12km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (14km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (17km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (18km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (22km)

More information about Pignols, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Pignols, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (20km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (12km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (25km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (29km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (37km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (11km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (16km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (17km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (26km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (35km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (30km)
  • Lac Pavin (35km)
  • Lac du Guery (36km)
  • Puy de Sancy (39km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (40km)
  • Signal du Luguet (42km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pignols is in the southern-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Pignols is 364 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pignols

Canton: Vic-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63270

Distance to Pignols

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 364 km

from Calais: 599 km

from Nice: 382 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 470 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Busseol, Coudes, Laps, Manglieu, Mirefleurs, Montmorin, Parent, Saint-Babel, Saint-Julien-de-Coppel, Saint-Maurice, Salledes, Vic-le-Comte and Yronde-et-Buron.

This page in French: Visiter Pignols

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