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Saint-Genes-Champespe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parc des Volcans at 8 km from Saint-Genes-Champespe

Visit Saint-Genes-Champespe: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parc des Volcans at 8 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Genes-Champespe, 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-Genes-Champespe 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 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes 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...

See Chateau de Val guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Bourboule guide


Castle at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Murol guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Salers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 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


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Mauriac guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genes-Champespe


Markets in and near Saint-Genes-Champespe

  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (19km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (19km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (19km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (35km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (37km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (38km)

More information about Saint-Genes-Champespe, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genes-Champespe, France

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

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) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (37km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (31km)
  • Verger de Déduit (32km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (35km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (36km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (43km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Puy de Sancy (14km)
  • Lac Pavin (15km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (22km)
  • Signal du Luguet (23km)
  • Lac du Guery (23km)
  • Puy Griou (38km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (38km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (40km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (36km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genes-Champespe is in the southern-centre of France at 49 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genes-Champespe is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genes-Champespe

Canton: Tour-d'Auvergne

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63850

Distance to Saint-Genes-Champespe

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 618 km

from Nice: 407 km

from Bordeaux: 267 km

from Strasbourg: 519 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montboudif, Picherande, Saint-Donat and Tremouille.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genes-Champespe

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