Ussel tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ussel: highlights and tourist information

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Ussel is situated in the Lot department and Midi-Pyrenees region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Ussel is 478 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cabrerets at 16 km and Cahors at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ussel, 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 Ussel in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ussel

Markets in and near Ussel

  • Catus: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Cahors: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Cazals: market Sunday (23km)
  • Prayssac: market Friday (27km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Gourdon (Lot): market Saturday (27km)
  • Puy-l'Eveque: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Friday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Limogne-en-Quercy: market Sunday & (31km)
  • Domme: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Ussel, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Ussel, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ussel.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame des Cordeliers (Gourdon) (27km)
  • Eglise notre-Dame de Nativité (Cenac-et-Saint-Julien) (33km)
  • Abbaye Sainte Marie (Souillac) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Sardos (Sarlat) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Carennac) (41km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Belves) (44km)
  • Eglise de saint-Pierre (Audrix) (54km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lacour) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins secrets de Cahors (17km)
  • Jardin de la Daille (24km)
  • Jardins du château de Caudon (32km)
  • Jardins de l'Albarède (34km)
  • Jardins de Marqueyssac (37km)
  • Jardin de Conty (43km)
  • Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac (45km)
  • Jardin du Pèlerin (47km)
  • Jardins de la Bourlie (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gouffre des Vitarelles (25km)
  • Gouffre de Padirac (35km)
  • Grotte du Grand Roc (54km)
  • Gorges de l'Aveyron (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cayriech (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Le rocher des aigles (eagles) (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ussel

Canton: Saint-Germain-du-Bel-Air

Arrondissement: Gourdon

Department: Lot

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 46240

Distance to Ussel

from Cahors (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 478 km

from Calais: 707 km

from Nice: 471 km

from Bordeaux: 166 km

from Strasbourg: 651 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cras, Francoules, Gigouzac, Labastide-Murat, Lamothe-Cassel, Mechmont, Montamel, Nadillac, Saint-Germain-du-Bel-Air, Saint-Martin-de-Vers and Saint-Sauveur-la-Vallee.

This page in French: Visiter Ussel