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Saint-Poncy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Poncy: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Poncy is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 16 km and Blesle at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 21 km (direction 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 24 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 29 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 41 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 42 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
Issoire

Issoire

at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 43 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 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 49 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-Poncy

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Markets in and near Saint-Poncy

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (21km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (25km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (26km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (29km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (29km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (33km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (37km)

More information about Saint-Poncy, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Poncy, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (17km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (24km)
  • Mont Mouchet (26km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (35km)
  • Puy Griou (39km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (42km)
  • Lac Pavin (44km)
  • Puy de Sancy (50km)
  • Bois Noirs (54km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (10km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Poncy is in the southern-centre of France at 64 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Poncy is 415 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Poncy

Canton: Massiac

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15500

Distance to Saint-Poncy

from Aurillac (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 415 km

from Calais: 651 km

from Nice: 363 km

from Bordeaux: 298 km

from Strasbourg: 514 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnac, Chapelle-Laurent, Lastic, Saint-Mary-le-Plain and Vieillespesse.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Poncy

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