Vernet-la-Varenne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernet-la-Varenne in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Usson at 10 km from Vernet-la-Varenne

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Vernet-la-Varenne 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 Vernet-la-Varenne in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 10 km and Sauxillanges at 11 km.

Vernet-la-Varenne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 11 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Issoire

Issoire

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Brioude

Brioude

at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez has a...

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Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

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

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

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Olliergues

Olliergues

at 27 km (direction north-east)

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the Livradois-Forez naturel...

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Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Billom

Billom

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Courpiere

Courpiere

at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Markets in and near Vernet-la-Varenne

  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (12km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (13km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (14km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (18km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (21km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (23km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (24km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (25km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Vernet-la-Varenne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (20km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (17km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (17km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (37km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (39km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (40km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (16km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (31km)
  • Signal du Luguet (39km)
  • Lac Pavin (44km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Mozac (53km)
  • Marsat (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vernet-la-Varenne is in the southern-centre of France at 45 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Vernet-la-Varenne is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernet-la-Varenne

Canton: Sauxillanges

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63580

Distance to Vernet-la-Varenne

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 361 km

from Bordeaux: 323 km

from Strasbourg: 475 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vernet-la-Varenne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aix-la-Fayette, Chameane, Champagnat-le-Jeune, La Chapelle-sur-Usson, Peslieres, Saint-Etienne-sur-Usson, Saint-Genes-la-Tourette, Saint-Martin-d'Ollieres, Sainte-Catherine and Valz-sous-Chateauneuf.

This page in French: Visiter Vernet-la-Varenne