Saint-Genes-du-Retz tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Genes-du-Retz: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genes-du-Retz is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genes-du-Retz is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 15 km and Vichy at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Genes-du-Retz, 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-du-Retz 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 Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genes-du-Retz

Markets in and near Saint-Genes-du-Retz

  • Gannat: market Saturday (5km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (12km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (16km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (18km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (18km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (20km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (23km)

More information about Saint-Genes-du-Retz, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genes-du-Retz, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Genes-du-Retz.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (23km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (17km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (12km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (28km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (38km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (42km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genes-du-Retz

Canton: Aigueperse

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63260

Distance to Saint-Genes-du-Retz

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 553 km

from Nice: 413 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 442 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigueperse, Biozat, Bussieres-et-Pruns, Chaptuzat, Charmes, Effiat, Gannat, Montpensier, Poezat, Saint-Priest-d'Andelot and Vensat.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genes-du-Retz