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Saignes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Val at 12 km from Saignes

Visit Saignes: highlights and tourist information

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Saignes is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Val at 12 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 15 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!

Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are...

See Mauriac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France'...

See Salers guide


at 25 km (direction south)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at...

See Fontanges guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 27 km (direction east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a...

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion...

See Saint-Angel guide


at 27 km (direction south)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle...

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by...

See Tournemire guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings...

See Meymac guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the...

See La Bourboule guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Mont-Dore guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval...

See Tours de Merle guide


Castle at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Murol guide

... 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

What to do at Saignes? 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

Saignes is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saignes is 392 kilometres from Paris).

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

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