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Sainte-Marie tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Laguiole at 22 km from Sainte-Marie

Visit Sainte-Marie: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Marie is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Laguiole at 22 km and Saint-Flour at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Laguiole

Laguiole

at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the...

See Laguiole guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

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

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide
Aurillac

Aurillac

at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Aurillac guide
 
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Entraygues

Entraygues

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

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

See Entraygues guide
Tournemire

Tournemire

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tournemire guide
Le Don du Fel

Le Don du Fel

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

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

See Le Don du Fel guide
Estaing

Estaing

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

This pretty village in the Aubrac region has several monuments of note,...

See Estaing guide
Fontanges

Fontanges

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fontanges guide
Saint-Come-d'Olt

Saint-Come-d'Olt

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The pilgrimage village of Saint-Côme-d'Olt, with its castle and unusual church, is...

See Saint-Come-d'Olt guide
Espalion

Espalion

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Aveyron department

In the town of Espalion there is a lovely bridge over the...

See Espalion guide
Salers

Salers

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Salers guide
Saint-Chamant

Saint-Chamant

at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide
Marcoles

Marcoles

at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Marcoles guide

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Map of places to visit near Sainte-Marie

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Markets in and near Sainte-Marie

  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (10km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (13km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (18km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (32km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Entraygues: market Tuesday & Wednesday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Entraygues: market Friday & (36km)
  • Espalion: market Friday (41km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (48km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Marie, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (23km)
  • Puy Griou (27km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (28km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (29km)
  • Mont Mouchet (40km)
  • Trou de Bozouls (47km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Marie is in the southern-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Marie is 444 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Marie

Canton: Pierrefort

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15230

Distance to Sainte-Marie

from Aurillac (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 444 km

from Calais: 680 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 273 km

from Strasbourg: 554 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cantoin, Espinasse, Lieutades, Oradour, Paulhenc and Pierrefort.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Marie

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