Salins tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mauriac at 6 km from Salins

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

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mauriac at 6 km and Salers at 10 km.

Salins, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mauriac guide


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

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

See Salers guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tournemire guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

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

See Tours de Merle guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 29 km (direction 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 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Laroque guide


at 30 km (direction south)

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

See Aurillac guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Correze department

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

See Saint-Angel guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Correze department

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

See Argentat guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 39 km (direction east-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

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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

Salins is in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Salins is 407 kilometres from Paris).

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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