Vichel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vichel in Puy-de-Dome

Photo is of Auzon at 11 km from Vichel

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Vichel 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 Vichel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 11 km and Issoire at 13 km.

Vichel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



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

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

See Auzon guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Issoire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Usson guide


at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide


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

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

See Montpeyroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide


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

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide


Castle at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Murol guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Billom guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 34 km (direction west)

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of forested volcanic...

See Parc des Volcans guide

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Markets in and near Vichel

  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (6km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (7km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (13km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (19km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (20km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (22km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (24km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (26km)
  • Saint-Nectaire: market Sunday - seasonal market only (26km)

More information about Vichel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vichel, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (7km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (13km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (19km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (20km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (13km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (32km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (35km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (42km)
  • Parc du château de Blanzat (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (23km)
  • Lac Pavin (29km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Puy de Sancy (35km)
  • Lac du Guery (39km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (42km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (56km)
  • Puy Griou (57km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (59km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (20km)

Geography and distances

Vichel is in the southern-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Vichel is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vichel

Canton: Saint-Germain-Lembron

Arrondissement: Issoire

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63340

Distance to Vichel

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 372 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 490 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Augnat, Beaulieu, Boudes, Chalus, Chambezon, Charbonnier-les-Mines, Collanges, Frugeres-les-Mines, Gignat, Le Breuil-sur-Couze, Madriat, Moriat, Nonette, Orsonnette, Saint-Germain-Lembron, Saint-Gervazy, Sainte-Florine and Villeneuve-Lembron.

This page in French: Visiter Vichel