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Ravel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Billom at 8 km from Ravel

Visit Ravel: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ravel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Billom at 8 km and Courpiere at 11 km.

Ravel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Billom guide


at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Courpiere guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 24 km (direction west)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide


at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and...

See Mozac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Usson guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide

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Map of places to visit near Ravel


Markets in and near Ravel

  • Lezoux: market Saturday (6km)
  • Billom: market Monday (7km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (12km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (16km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (20km)

More information about Ravel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Ravel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (8km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (22km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (27km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Opme (23km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (25km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (28km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (44km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (45km)
  • Lac du Guery (48km)
  • Lac Pavin (50km)
  • Puy de Sancy (53km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Ravel is in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Ravel is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ravel

Canton: Vertaizon

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63190

Distance to Ravel

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 586 km

from Nice: 383 km

from Bordeaux: 328 km

from Strasbourg: 453 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billom, Bongheat, Bort-l'Etang, Espirat, Glaine-Montaigut, Lempty, Lezoux, Moissat, Neuville, Reignat, Saint-Jean-d'Heurs and Seychalles.

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