Sauvat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mauriac at 14 km from Sauvat

Visit Sauvat: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mauriac at 14 km and Chateau de Val at 15 km.

Sauvat, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mauriac guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Val guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Salers guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Fontanges guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 27 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


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south)

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

See Tournemire guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 30 km (direction 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 32 km (direction north-west), in the Correze department

Meymac should be beter known to tourists - the stone buildings in...

See Meymac guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide
Tours de Merle

Tours de Merle

Castle at 40 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


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide


at 43 km (direction south-west)

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

See Laroquebrou guide

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Markets in and near Sauvat

  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Mauriac: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Ussel: market Saturday (28km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Meymac: market Friday - seasonal market only (34km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (38km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (41km)
  • Laroquebrou: market Friday - seasonal market only (43km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (44km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)

More information about Sauvat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Sauvat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (52km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (12km)
  • Parc-arboretum de Neuvic d'Ussel (15km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (28km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de Liadouze (32km)
  • Puy Griou (33km)
  • Puy de Sancy (37km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (38km)
  • Lac Pavin (40km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (42km)
  • Signal du Luguet (43km)
  • Lac du Guery (45km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (14km)

Geography and distances

Sauvat is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Sauvat is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sauvat

Canton: Saignes

Arrondissement: Mauriac

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15240

Distance to Sauvat

from Aurillac (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 628 km

from Nice: 423 km

from Bordeaux: 243 km

from Strasbourg: 542 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzers, Bassignac, Champagnac, Jaleyrac, Le Monteil, Saignes, Veyrieres and Ydes.

This page in French: Visiter Sauvat