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Usson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Usson: highlights and tourist information

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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

Usson 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 Usson. For detailed visitor information see the Usson travel guide.

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!

Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 4 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant...

See Issoire guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-west)

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the...

See Montpeyroux guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from...

See Auzon guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle...

See Saint-Floret guide
Billom

Billom

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest...

See Brioude guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 27 km (direction west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 30 km (direction north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in...

See Lavaudieu guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 31 km (direction west)

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the...

See Murol guide

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

Map of places to visit near Usson

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Usson, France

What to do at Usson? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Usson is in the southern-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Usson is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Usson

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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 kilometres from ): 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

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