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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

Visit Vernet-la-Varenne: highlights and tourist information

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Vernet-la-Varenne is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 10 km and Sauxillanges at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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'...

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 11 km (direction north-west)

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are...

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...

See Auzon guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Issoire guide
 
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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...

See Brioude guide
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...

See Lavaudieu guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional...

See Ambert guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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

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

See Montpeyroux guide
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...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Olliergues guide
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...

See Blesle guide
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...

See Saint-Floret guide
Billom

Billom

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Billom guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide

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Map of places to visit near Vernet-la-Varenne

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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

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