Vensat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vensat in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Charroux at 16 km from Vensat

Visit Vensat: highlights and tourist information

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Vensat 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 Vensat in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Charroux at 16 km and Riom at 18 km.

Vensat, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction ), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre' being a...

See Charroux guide
Riom

Riom

at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet regional town of Riom has several monuments of historical importance to see...

See Riom guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 21 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as...

See Vichy guide
Mozac

Mozac

at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

The interesting Abbey of Saint-Pierre in Mozac combines early roman elements and later gothic...

See Mozac guide
 
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Volvic

Volvic

at 23 km (direction south-west)

One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from Volvic, which...

See Volvic guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 27 km (direction east)

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its medieval castle...

See Chateldon guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, in sombre black lava stone, dominates the historic centre of Clermont-Ferrand...

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll when you...

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Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

The basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Port in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most important romanesque churches...

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical centre with...

See Thiers guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 35 km (direction south-west)

Puy-de-Dome is the most famous, and most accessible of the Auvergne volcanoes and has...

See Puy de Dome guide
Billom

Billom

at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Billom guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are...

See Lapalisse guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 42 km (direction south-east)

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

See Courpiere guide

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Markets in and near Vensat

  • Gannat: market Saturday (6km)
  • Ebreuil: market Thursday (11km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (18km)
  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Bellerive-sur-Allier: market Saturday (19km)
  • Bellenaves: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Vichy: market Every day except Monday (21km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (23km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Vensat, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vensat, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (25km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (16km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (16km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (13km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (25km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (36km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (40km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt des Colettes (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Montmarault (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Vensat is in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Vensat is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vensat

Canton: Aigueperse

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63260

Distance to Vensat

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 554 km

from Nice: 414 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 445 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigueperse, Artonne, Bussieres-et-Pruns, Chaptuzat, Charmes, Effiat, Montpensier, Poezat, Saint-Agoulin, Saint-Genes-du-Retz, Saint-Myon and Saint-Priest-d'Andelot.

This page in French: Visiter Vensat