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Saint-Germain-l'Herm tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Auzon at 15 km from Saint-Germain-l'Herm

Visit Saint-Germain-l'Herm: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-l'Herm is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 15 km and Sauxillanges at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-l'Herm, 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-Germain-l'Herm in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



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

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the...

See Auzon guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle,...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Usson guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Issoire guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre...

See Olliergues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Billom guide


at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Courpiere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-l'Herm


Markets in and near Saint-Germain-l'Herm

  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (12km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (16km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (17km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (18km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (22km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (24km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (28km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (28km)

More information about Saint-Germain-l'Herm, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-l'Herm, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (27km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (15km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (40km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (47km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (24km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (43km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (45km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (11km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (25km)
  • Signal du Luguet (45km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (35km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-l'Herm is in the southern-centre of France at 50 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-l'Herm is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-l'Herm

Canton: Saint-Germain-l'Herm

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63630

Distance to Saint-Germain-l'Herm

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 330 km

from Strasbourg: 472 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Germain-l'Herm from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambon-sur-Dolore, Fayet-Ronaye, Peslieres, Saint-Bonnet-le-Bourg, Saint-Genes-la-Tourette and Sainte-Catherine.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-l'Herm

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