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Ussel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cabrerets at 16 km from Ussel

Visit Ussel: highlights and tourist information

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Ussel is situated in the Lot department and Occitanie region.

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

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!



at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

Cabrerets is a pretty village on the Célé river best...

See Cabrerets guide
Cahors gardens

Cahors gardens

Garden at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The secret gardens of Cahors are charming and following the...

See Cahors gardens guide
Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne

Cathedral at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The cathedral of Saint-Etienne in Cahors is an unusual 12th century...

See Cahors cathedral of Saint-Etienne guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

Best known for the famous Pont Valentre bridge, Cahors...

See Cahors guide
Pont Valentré

Pont Valentré

Bridge at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

Pont Valentré in Cahors is an impressive fortified bridge from...

See Pont Valentré guide


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

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is certainly among the most beautiful villages in France, with its...

See Saint-Cirq-Lapopie guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

One of the most visited destinations in France, Rocamadour is both an...

See Rocamadour guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

Albas, a village on the Lot river, has a renowned wine...

See Albas guide
Gourdon (Lot)

Gourdon (Lot)

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

The golden stone used to build much of the town of...

See Gourdon (Lot) guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

Gramat is a pleasant town to visit, and your children...

See Gramat guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Dordogne department

Daglan is a small village in the south of the Dordogne...

See Daglan guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

The medieval centre of Cajarc make it a pleasant...

See Cajarc guide
Chateau de Fenelon

Chateau de Fenelon

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Dordogne department

The chateau de Fenelon is half medieval and half renaissance, and sited...

See Chateau de Fenelon guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

Puy-l'Eveque is one of the most picturesque, and most visited,...

See Puy-l'Eveque guide

... 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

What to do at Ussel? 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

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

Ussel is in the south of France at 17 kilometres from Cahors, the department capital (general information: Ussel is 478 kilometres from Paris).

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

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