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Visit Riom: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance to see as you explore

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Riom. For detailed visitor information see the Riom travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Riom include "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Volvic at 7 km and Clermont-Ferrand at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Riom, 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 Riom in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Mozac

Mozac

at 3 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mozac guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is...

See Volvic guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
 
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Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Billom

Billom

at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 31 km (direction south-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the...

See Charroux guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Thiers guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for...

See Vichy guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide

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Map of places to visit near Riom

 
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Markets in and near Riom

Market days in Riom: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (8km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (15km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (16km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (17km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Riom, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (33km)
  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (2km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (9km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (15km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Blanzat (8km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (18km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (22km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (23km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (31km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (38km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (41km)
  • Puy de Sancy (47km)
  • Lac Pavin (48km)
  • Bois Noirs (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Riom is in the southern-centre of France at 13 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Riom is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Riom

Canton: Riom

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63200

Distance to Riom

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 570 km

from Nice: 408 km

from Bordeaux: 311 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellule, Chateaugay, Chatelguyon, Clerlande, Davayat, Enval, Malauzat, Marsat, Menetrol, Mozac, Pessat-Villeneuve, Saint-Beauzire, Saint-Bonnet-Pres-Riom, Varennes-sur-Morge and Yssac-la-Tourette.

This page in French: Visiter Riom

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