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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Billom at 8 km and Courpiere at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ravel, 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 Ravel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Billom

Billom

at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Billom guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Courpiere guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Thiers guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
 
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Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateldon guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Riom

Riom

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Riom guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mozac guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

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

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Usson

Usson

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

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

See Usson guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Issoire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ravel

 
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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)

 
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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.

This page in French: Visiter Ravel

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