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Saint-Mary-le-Plain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Blesle at 15 km from Saint-Mary-le-Plain

Visit Saint-Mary-le-Plain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Mary-le-Plain is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 15 km and Saint-Flour at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Mary-le-Plain, 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-Mary-le-Plain in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction ), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 21 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
 
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Auzon

Auzon

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

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

See Auzon guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a...

See Parc des Volcans guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle...

See Saint-Floret guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 43 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Mary-le-Plain

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Markets in and near Saint-Mary-le-Plain

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (21km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (27km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (28km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (28km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (28km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (33km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (39km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Mary-le-Plain, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (21km)
  • Mont Mouchet (29km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (34km)
  • Puy Griou (38km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (40km)
  • Lac Pavin (41km)
  • Puy de Sancy (47km)
  • Bois Noirs (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (8km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Mary-le-Plain is in the southern-centre of France at 63 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Mary-le-Plain is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Mary-le-Plain

Canton: Massiac

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15500

Distance to Saint-Mary-le-Plain

from Aurillac (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 296 km

from Strasbourg: 514 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Mary-le-Plain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnac, Charmensac, Molompize, Rezentieres and Saint-Poncy.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Mary-le-Plain

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