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Sainte-Catherine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Catherine in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Auzon at 10 km from Sainte-Catherine

Visit Sainte-Catherine: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Catherine is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 10 km and Usson at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Catherine, 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 Sainte-Catherine in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Auzon

Auzon

at 10 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 19 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
 
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Issoire

Issoire

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Issoire guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park...

See Ambert guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 28 km (direction north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Billom

Billom

at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Catherine

 
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Markets in and near Sainte-Catherine

  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (11km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (12km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (13km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (19km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (20km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (21km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (23km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (27km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Catherine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (23km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (10km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (20km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (40km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (43km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (16km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (30km)
  • Signal du Luguet (40km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Catherine is in the southern-centre of France at 48 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Catherine is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Catherine

Canton: Saint-Germain-l'Herm

Arrondissement: Ambert

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63580

Distance to Sainte-Catherine

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 358 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 476 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sainte-Catherine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagnat-le-Jeune, Chassignolles, Fayet-Ronaye, La Chapelle-sur-Usson, Peslieres, Saint-Germain-l'Herm, Saint-Martin-d'Ollieres, Valz-sous-Chateauneuf and Vernet-la-Varenne.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Catherine

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