Vernines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernines in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Orcival at 3 km from Vernines

Visit Vernines: highlights and tourist information

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Vernines 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 Vernines in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Orcival at 3 km and Murol at 11 km.

Vernines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Orcival guide


Castle at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Murol guide


at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide
Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Puy de Dome guide


at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Bourboule guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Volvic guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mozac guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Riom guide

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Markets in and near Vernines

  • Murol: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Mont-Dore: market Friday all day (12km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • La Bourboule: market Saturday (14km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (18km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (20km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (21km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)

More information about Vernines, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vernines, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (10km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (17km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (32km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (33km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (45km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (57km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Cordès (3km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (17km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (18km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (24km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (32km)
  • Jardin de la Ganille (46km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (8km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (11km)
  • Puy de Sancy (17km)
  • Lac Pavin (19km)
  • Signal du Luguet (38km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Vernines is in the southern-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Vernines is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernines

Canton: Rochefort-Montagne

Arrondissement: Clermont-Ferrand

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63210

Distance to Vernines

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 410 km

from Bordeaux: 286 km

from Strasbourg: 490 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurieres, Nebouzat, Orcival, Rochefort-Montagne, Saint-Bonnet-Pres-Orcival and Saulzet-le-Froid.

This page in French: Visiter Vernines