Valbeleix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valbeleix in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Murol at 13 km from Valbeleix

Visit Valbeleix: highlights and tourist information

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Valbeleix is situated in the Puy-de-Dome 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 Valbeleix in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Murol at 13 km and Saint-Nectaire at 13 km.

Valbeleix, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Castle at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol that stands...

See Murol guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that attracts visitors...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east)

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is now listed...

See Saint-Floret guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

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

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area such as...

See Mont-Dore guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa towns in...

See La Bourboule guide


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

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in France' and...

See Montpeyroux guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches in Auvergne...

See Orcival guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east)

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France' (a good...

See Usson guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide

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Map of places to visit near Valbeleix


Markets in and near Valbeleix

  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (7km)
  • Murol: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (17km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (18km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (22km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (23km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (27km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Valbeleix, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Valbeleix, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (16km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (22km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (33km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (22km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (27km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (27km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (31km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (41km)
  • Verger de Déduit (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac Pavin (8km)
  • Signal du Luguet (15km)
  • Puy de Sancy (15km)
  • Lac du Guery (21km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (23km)
  • Puy Griou (48km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (29km)

Geography and distances

Valbeleix is in the southern-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Valbeleix is 380 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valbeleix

Canton: Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63610

Distance to Valbeleix

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 380 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 392 km

from Bordeaux: 288 km

from Strasbourg: 500 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, Compains, Courgoul and Roche-Charles-la-Mayrand.

This page in French: Visiter Valbeleix