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Thiers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Thiers: highlights and tourist information

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Thiers is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

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

Tourist classifications for Thiers include "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateldon at 13 km and Olliergues at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thiers, 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 Thiers in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Courpiere

Courpiere

at 11 km (direction south)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Billom

Billom

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the...

See Billom guide
 
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Vichy

Vichy

at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled...

See Vichy guide
Riom

Riom

at 34 km (direction west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of...

See Riom guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 36 km (direction west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and...

See Mozac guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 36 km (direction west)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 37 km (direction west)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Ambert guide
Volvic

Volvic

at 39 km (direction west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is...

See Volvic guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide

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Map of places to visit near Thiers

 
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Markets in and near Thiers

Market days in Thiers: weekly market: Thursday & Saturday;

  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (5km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Lezoux: market Saturday (13km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (18km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (18km)
  • Billom: market Monday (21km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Thiers, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (10km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (25km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (42km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (53km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (23km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (36km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (37km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (39km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (37km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Thiers is in the southern-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Thiers is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thiers

Canton: Thiers

Arrondissement: Thiers

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63300

Distance to Thiers

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 580 km

from Nice: 379 km

from Bordeaux: 341 km

from Strasbourg: 439 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dorat, Escoutoux, La Monnerie-le-Montel, Peschadoires, Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle and Sainte-Agathe.

This page in French: Visiter Thiers

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