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Saint-Genes-du-Retz tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Charroux at 15 km from Saint-Genes-du-Retz

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-Rhône-Alpes region.

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!

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre'...

See Charroux guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its...

See Vichy guide
Riom

Riom

at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 23 km (direction south-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements...

See Mozac guide
 
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Volvic

Volvic

at 25 km (direction south-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world...

See Volvic guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations...

See Lapalisse guide
Billom

Billom

at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide...

See Billom guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 42 km (direction south-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide

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

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

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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)

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

What to do at Saint-Genes-du-Retz? 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)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Genes-du-Retz is 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).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genes-du-Retz

Canton: Aigueperse

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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

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