Vernet-la-Varenne tourism and travel guide

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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 region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), 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).

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!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Puy-de-Dome

Map of places to visit near Vernet-la-Varenne

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)

More information about Vernet-la-Varenne, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vernet-la-Varenne, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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