Saint-Flour tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Flour in Cantal

Visit Saint-Flour: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Saint-Flour is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 52 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Flour is 429 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brioude at 37 km and Aumont Aubrac at 38 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Flour

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

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

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