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Saint-Donat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parc des Volcans at 13 km from Saint-Donat

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc des Volcans at 13 km and La Bourboule at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Bourboule guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 17 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

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

See Chateau de Val guide
 
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Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Murol guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Saint-Angel

Saint-Angel

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

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

See Saint-Angel guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 39 km (direction north-east)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the...

See Puy de Dome guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide
Salers

Salers

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Salers guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Saint-Donat

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Markets in and near Saint-Donat

  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (13km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (14km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (17km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (33km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (34km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (41km)

More information about Saint-Donat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Donat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (28km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (26km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (33km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (36km)
  • Verger de Déduit (37km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (39km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (42km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Puy de Sancy (10km)
  • Lac Pavin (13km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (16km)
  • Lac du Guery (18km)
  • Signal du Luguet (26km)
  • Puy Griou (43km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (44km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (40km)
  • Mozac (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Donat is in the southern-centre of France at 45 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Donat is 378 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Donat

Canton: Tour-d'Auvergne

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63680

Distance to Saint-Donat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 378 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 410 km

from Bordeaux: 268 km

from Strasbourg: 515 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chastreix, Picherande and Saint-Genes-Champespe.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Donat

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