Saint-Chamant tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts du Cantal region

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Chamant. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Chamant travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Chamant in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontanges at 6 km and Salers at 7 km.

Saint-Chamant, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction south-east)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction north-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mauriac guide


at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide
Chateau de Laroque

Chateau de Laroque

Castle at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

Chateau de Laroque is a 13th century fortified castle on a hill...

See Chateau de Laroque guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 29 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins...

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at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide


at 39 km (direction west), in the Correze department

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

See Argentat guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Val guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region in France, and...

See Mourjou guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Chamant

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (33km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (39km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (41km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (46km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Chamant, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (19km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (13km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (18km)
  • Puy Griou (21km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (26km)
  • Signal du Luguet (51km)
  • Lac Pavin (57km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (12km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Chamant is in the southern-centre of France at 18 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Chamant is 419 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Chamant

Canton: Salers

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15140

Distance to Saint-Chamant

from Aurillac (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 419 km

from Calais: 653 km

from Nice: 414 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 560 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontanges, Girgols, Saint-Cernin, Saint-Cirgues-de-Malbert, Saint-Martin-Valmeroux, Sainte-Eulalie, Salers and Tournemire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Chamant