Saint-Genes-la-Tourette tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Genes-la-Tourette in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Sauxillanges at 9 km from Saint-Genes-la-Tourette

Visit Saint-Genes-la-Tourette: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sauxillanges at 9 km and Usson at 10 km.

Saint-Genes-la-Tourette, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not open to...

See Sauxillanges guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction west)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (a good...

See Usson guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Issoire

Issoire

at 18 km (direction west)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and unspoiled town...

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Ambert

Ambert

at 22 km (direction east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez has a...

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Olliergues

Olliergues

at 22 km (direction north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the Livradois-Forez naturel...

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Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in France' and...

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Brioude

Brioude

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Billom

Billom

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Courpiere

Courpiere

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez natural park...

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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is now listed...

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Blesle

Blesle

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

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Genes-la-Tourette

  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (17km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (17km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (18km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (21km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (23km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Billom: market Monday (26km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genes-la-Tourette, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (23km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (47km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (48km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (18km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (36km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (38km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (39km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (13km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (29km)
  • Signal du Luguet (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Genes-la-Tourette is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genes-la-Tourette is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genes-la-Tourette

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63580

Distance to Saint-Genes-la-Tourette

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 326 km

from Strasbourg: 471 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aix-la-Fayette, Chameane, Condat-les-Montboissier, Echandelys, La Chapelle-sur-Usson, Saint-Etienne-sur-Usson, Saint-Germain-l'Herm and Vernet-la-Varenne.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genes-la-Tourette