Saint-Nectaire tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Floret at 10 km and Saint-Saturnin at 11 km.

Saint-Nectaire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Castle at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Murol guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 14 km (direction west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 20 km (direction west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 21 km (direction west)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes...

See Puy de Dome guide


at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Issoire guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Usson guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide

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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)

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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

Saint-Nectaire is in the southern-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nectaire is 367 kilometres from Paris).

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