Saignes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saignes: highlights and tourist information

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Saignes is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saignes is 392 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom-es-Montagnes at 15 km and Mauriac at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saignes, 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 Saignes 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 Cantal

Map of places to visit near Saignes

Markets in and near Saignes

  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (27km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (35km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (37km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (40km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (45km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (47km)

More information about Saignes, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saignes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saignes.

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (15km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (17km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (27km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (32km)
  • Puy Griou (33km)
  • Puy de Sancy (34km)
  • Lac Pavin (37km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (38km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (38km)
  • Signal du Luguet (40km)
  • Lac du Guery (41km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (17km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saignes

Canton: Saignes

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15240

Distance to Saignes

from Aurillac (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 392 km

from Calais: 626 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 246 km

from Strasbourg: 539 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antignac, Bassignac, La Monselie, Le Monteil, Madic, Sauvat, Vebret and Ydes.

This page in French: Visiter Saignes