Usson tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (a good thing!) the quaint centre of Usson is overlooked by a large statue of the Virgin Mary

Important note

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

Usson is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Usson is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Usson include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Issoire at 7 km and Montpeyroux at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Usson, 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 Usson in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Usson

Markets in and near Usson

  • Issoire: market Saturday (7km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (13km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (14km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (15km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (18km)
  • Billom: market Monday (22km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (23km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (28km)

More information about Usson, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Usson, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (13km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (9km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (24km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (35km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (43km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (7km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (26km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (29km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (39km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (23km)
  • Signal du Luguet (35km)
  • Lac Pavin (35km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (40km)
  • Puy de Sancy (41km)
  • Lac du Guery (41km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Usson

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

Postcode: 63490

Distance to Usson

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 476 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Usson): Aulhat-Saint-Privat, Bansat, Brenat, Flat, Lamontgie, Les Pradeaux, Nonette, Orbeil, Orsonnette, Parentignat, Saint-Etienne-sur-Usson, Saint-Jean-en-Val, Saint-Martin-Des-Plains, Saint-Remy-de-Chargnat, Sauxillanges and Varennes-sur-Usson.

This page in French: Visiter Usson