Salers tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very lovely - and also very popular (crowded!) with visitors

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Salers. For detailed visitor information see the Salers travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Salers include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Salers in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Chamant at 7 km and Tournemire at 10 km.

Salers, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mauriac guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide
Chateau de Laroque

Chateau de Laroque

Castle at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Chateau de Laroque is a 13th century fortified castle on a hill...

See Chateau de Laroque guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on the edge...

See Chateau de Val guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 34 km (direction west), in the Correze department

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

See Tours de Merle guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Marcoles guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Correze department

The highlight of a visit to Argentat is the lovely view across...

See Argentat guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

Saint-Angel is a very small village but also a pleasant diversion when...

See Saint-Angel guide

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Markets in and near Salers

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (36km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (43km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (51km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (52km)

More information about Salers, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Salers, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (15km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (9km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (15km)
  • Puy Griou (18km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (23km)
  • Signal du Luguet (44km)
  • Puy de Sancy (50km)
  • Lac Pavin (50km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (10km)

Geography and distances

Salers is in the southern-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Salers is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salers

Canton: Salers

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15140

Distance to Salers

from Aurillac (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 411 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 553 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Salers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fontanges, Le Vaulmier, Saint-Bonnet-de-Salers, Saint-Chamant, Saint-Martin-Valmeroux, Saint-Paul-de-Salers and Saint-Projet-de-Salers.

This page in French: Visiter Salers