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Saint-Cernin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Cernin in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Chamant at 4 km from Saint-Cernin

Visit Saint-Cernin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 4 km and Tournemire at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction east)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 15 km (direction south)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments...

See Aurillac guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mauriac guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the...

See Laroquebrou guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

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

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

See Tours de Merle guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is...

See Marcoles guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely...

See Argentat guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire and half-timbered...

See Maurs guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 43 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Val guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Saint-Cernin


Markets in and near Saint-Cernin

  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (31km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (39km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (40km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (42km)

More information about Saint-Cernin, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Cernin, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (21km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau Montal (49km)
  • Assier Chateau (60km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (17km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (19km)
  • Puy Griou (22km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (27km)
  • Signal du Luguet (54km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (15km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Cernin is in the southern-centre of France at 15 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Cernin is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Cernin

Canton: Saint-Cernin

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15310

Distance to Saint-Cernin

from Aurillac (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 422 km

from Calais: 657 km

from Nice: 413 km

from Bordeaux: 237 km

from Strasbourg: 564 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besse, Freix-Anglards, Girgols, Marmanhac, Saint-Chamant, Saint-Cirgues-de-Malbert and Tournemire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Cernin

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