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Saint-Babel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Babel in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Issoire at 7 km from Saint-Babel

Visit Saint-Babel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 7 km and Sauxillanges at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Babel, 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 Saint-Babel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Issoire

Issoire

at 7 km (direction south-west)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are...

See Sauxillanges guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful...

See Usson guide
 
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Billom

Billom

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 26 km (direction north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Murol guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in...

See Olliergues guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Babel

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Babel

  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (7km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (7km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (13km)
  • Billom: market Monday (15km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (21km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (21km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (22km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Saint-Babel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Babel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (16km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (17km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (33km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (34km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (37km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (7km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (19km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (21km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (31km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (27km)
  • Lac Pavin (34km)
  • Lac du Guery (37km)
  • Signal du Luguet (38km)
  • Puy de Sancy (39km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Babel is in the southern-centre of France at 27 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Babel is 369 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Babel

Canton: Issoire

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63500

Distance to Saint-Babel

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 369 km

from Calais: 605 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 473 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Babel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Brenat, Flat, Issoire, Manglieu, Orbeil, Parent, Pignols, Saint-Yvoine, Salledes, Sauxillanges, Vic-le-Comte and Yronde-et-Buron.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Babel

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