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Visit Salins: highlights and tourist information

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Salins is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Salins is 407 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Salins include "town of art and history".

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

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Salins, 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 Salins in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Salins


Markets in and near Salins

  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Monceaux-sur-Dordogne: market Thursday - seasonal market only (40km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (40km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (43km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (44km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (45km)

More information about Salins, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Salins, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (24km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Castelnau-Bretenoux Chateau (55km)
  • Chateau Montal (56km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (4km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (23km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (25km)
  • Puy Griou (27km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (32km)
  • Cascades de Gimel (44km)
  • Puy de Sancy (50km)
  • Lac Pavin (51km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Salins

Canton: Mauriac

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15200

Distance to Salins

from Aurillac (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 407 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 421 km

from Bordeaux: 237 km

from Strasbourg: 555 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglards-de-Salers, Drugeac, Escorailles, Le Vigean, Mauriac and Saint-Bonnet-de-Salers.

This page in French: Visiter Salins

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