Vabres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vabres in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Flour at 9 km from Vabres

Visit Vabres: highlights and tourist information

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Vabres is situated in the Cantal department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vabres in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 9 km and Blesle at 32 km.

Vabres, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction west)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights in the...

See Saint-Flour guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has the roman...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when you are...

See Aumont Aubrac guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river, passing an...

See Auzon guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the views after...

See Allegre guide


at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best known for the famous knives...

See Laguiole guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of forested volcanic...

See Parc des Volcans guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the major attraction...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow one or...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Vabres


Markets in and near Vabres

  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (24km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (26km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (31km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (32km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (42km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (43km)

More information about Vabres, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vabres, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (32km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (15km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (35km)
  • Signal du Luguet (37km)
  • Puy Griou (40km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (43km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (45km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (34km)

Geography and distances

Vabres is in the southern-centre of France at 62 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Vabres is 430 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vabres

Canton: Saint-Flour-Nord

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15100

Distance to Vabres

from Aurillac (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 430 km

from Calais: 665 km

from Nice: 355 km

from Bordeaux: 299 km

from Strasbourg: 524 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglards-de-Saint-Flour, Clavieres, Mentieres, Montchamp, Ruynes-en-Margeride, Soulages, Tiviers and Vedrines-Saint-Loup.

This page in French: Visiter Vabres