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Royat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Royat in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Clermont-Ferrand at 3 km from Royat

Visit Royat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Clermont-Ferrand at 3 km and Clermont-Ferrand basilica at 3 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Royat, 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 Royat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 3 km (direction north-east)

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 3 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 7 km (direction west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide


at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Volvic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mozac guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Riom guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Castle at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Murol guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Billom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 28 km (direction south-west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide

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

Map of places to visit near Royat


Markets in and near Royat

  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (2km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (5km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (10km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (15km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (20km)

More information about Royat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Royat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (34km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (0km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (6km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (12km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (19km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Opme (5km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (8km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (8km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (19km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (29km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (25km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (28km)
  • Puy de Sancy (32km)
  • Lac Pavin (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Royat is in the southern-centre of France at 3 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Royat is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Royat

Canton: Royat

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63130

Distance to Royat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 583 km

from Nice: 404 km

from Bordeaux: 302 km

from Strasbourg: 473 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubiere, Beaumont, Ceyrat, Chamalieres, Clermont-Ferrand, Durtol, Nohanent, Puy-de-Dome, Romagnat and Saint-Genes-Champanelle.

This page in French: Visiter Royat

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