Saint-Flour tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights in the quiet town of Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour 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-Flour. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Flour travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Flour include "recommended detour".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brioude at 37 km and Aumont Aubrac at 38 km.

Saint-Flour, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church...

See Brioude guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide
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at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the...

See Laguiole guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide


at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Tournemire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west)

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

See Salers guide


at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 58 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 59 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the...

See Entraygues guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Flour

  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (21km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (29km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (33km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (37km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (37km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (39km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (40km)

More information about Saint-Flour, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Flour, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (34km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (23km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (26km)
  • Puy Griou (30km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (33km)
  • Signal du Luguet (34km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (43km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (40km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Flour is in the southern-centre of France at 52 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Flour is 429 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Flour

Canton: Saint-Flour

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15100

Distance to Saint-Flour

from Aurillac (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 429 km

from Calais: 664 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 289 km

from Strasbourg: 530 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andelat, Anglards-de-Saint-Flour, Coren, Les Ternes, Mentieres, Roffiac, Saint-Georges, Tiviers and Villedieu.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Flour


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