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Saint-Simon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Simon in Cantal

Photo is of Aurillac at 6 km from Saint-Simon

Visit Saint-Simon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aurillac at 6 km and Tournemire at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 6 km (direction south-west)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments...

See Aurillac guide


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

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de...

See Tournemire guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is...

See Salers guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

The fortified village of Marcoles dates from the 10th century and is...

See Marcoles guide


at 23 km (direction west)

In Laroquebrou you can see the Cere river below the village and...

See Laroquebrou guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are...

See Mauriac guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Mourjou is historically a very important chestnut producing region...

See Mourjou guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 34 km (direction south), in the Aveyron department

Le Don du Fel is an impressive exhibition of artworks...

See Le Don du Fel guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Correze department

The Tours de Merle is a group of medieval castles in ruins...

See Tours de Merle guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aveyron department

The medieval bridges and half-timbered houses are among the highlights in the...

See Entraygues guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

On the banks of the Lot river the small village of Vieillevie...

See Vieillevie guide


at 36 km (direction south-west)

In Maurs you can see the Abbey Church of Saint-Cesaire...

See Maurs guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Cantal

Map of places to visit near Saint-Simon


Markets in and near Saint-Simon

  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (19km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (28km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (36km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Maurs: market Thursday (36km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (42km)

More information about Saint-Simon, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Simon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (22km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (19km)
  • Puy Griou (21km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (24km)
  • Signal du Luguet (57km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (26km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Simon is in the southern-centre of France at 6 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Saint-Simon is 433 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Simon

Canton: Aurillac 4e Canton

Arrondissement: Aurillac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15130

Distance to Saint-Simon

from Aurillac (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 433 km

from Calais: 667 km

from Nice: 405 km

from Bordeaux: 242 km

from Strasbourg: 568 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurillac, Giou-de-Mamou, Jussac, Laroquevieille, Marmanhac, Naucelles, Reilhac, Velzic and Yolet.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Simon

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