Riom tourism and travel guide

Photo of Riom in Puy-de-Dome

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

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.

Riom is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 13 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Riom is 334 kilometres from Paris).

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.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Riom

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)

More information about Riom, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Riom, France

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)

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Riom

Canton: Riom

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

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