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Saint-Nectaire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Nectaire: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that attracts visitors to Saint-Nectaire

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Nectaire. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Nectaire travel guide.

Saint-Nectaire is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nectaire is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Floret at 10 km and Saint-Saturnin at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Nectaire, 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-Nectaire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Nectaire


Markets in and near Saint-Nectaire

Market days in Saint-Nectaire: seasonal market: Sunday;

  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (10km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (11km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (14km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (19km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (20km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (20km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Saint-Nectaire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Nectaire, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (20km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (2km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (33km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (37km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (40km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (14km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (16km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (18km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (21km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (28km)
  • Verger de Déduit (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (13km)
  • Lac du Guery (14km)
  • Puy de Sancy (15km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (17km)
  • Signal du Luguet (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nectaire

Canton: Champeix

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63710

Distance to Saint-Nectaire

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 398 km

from Bordeaux: 292 km

from Strasbourg: 490 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Nectaire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Creste, Grandeyrolles, Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite, Murol, Olloix, Saint-Diery, Saint-Victor-la-Riviere, Saulzet-le-Froid, Saurier and Verrieres.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Nectaire

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