Saint-Martin-Des-Plains tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Martin-Des-Plains in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Usson at 4 km from Saint-Martin-Des-Plains

Visit Saint-Martin-Des-Plains: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-Des-Plains 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-Martin-Des-Plains in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 4 km and Sauxillanges at 8 km.

Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Usson guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Issoire guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide


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

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


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

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

See Blesle guide


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

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

See Brioude guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Billom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-west)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the side of...

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that attracts visitors...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


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

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

See Lavaudieu guide


Castle at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Murol guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Olliergues guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Martin-Des-Plains

  • Issoire: market Saturday (8km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (9km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (10km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (18km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (18km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (21km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (23km)
  • Billom: market Monday (27km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (28km)

More information about Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (10km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (8km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (22km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (25km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (8km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (29km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (32km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (42km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (25km)
  • Signal du Luguet (31km)
  • Lac Pavin (34km)
  • Puy de Sancy (40km)
  • Lac du Guery (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (41km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (28km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-Des-Plains is in the southern-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-Des-Plains is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-Des-Plains

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63570

Distance to Saint-Martin-Des-Plains

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 371 km

from Bordeaux: 314 km

from Strasbourg: 480 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Martin-Des-Plains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bansat, Beaulieu, Esteil, Issoire, Lamontgie, Le Breuil-sur-Couze, Le Broc, Les Pradeaux, Nonette, Orsonnette, Parentignat, Saint-Jean-en-Val, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Usson and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-Des-Plains