Virargues tourism and travel guide

Photo of Virargues in Cantal

Photo is of Saint-Flour at 18 km from Virargues

Visit Virargues: highlights and tourist information

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Virargues is situated in the Cantal 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 Virargues in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Flour at 18 km and Riom-es-Montagnes at 26 km.

Virargues, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights in the...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow one or...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Parc des Volcans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Blesle guide


at 32 km (direction west)

Fontanges is a small village in the Monts du Cantal region at the foot...

See Fontanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west)

Salers, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France' is very lovely - and...

See Salers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

The very picturesque village of Tournemire is overlooked by the Chateau de Anjony...

See Tournemire guide


at 37 km (direction west)

Saint-Chamant is a small Auvergne village with a castle in the Monts du Cantal...

See Saint-Chamant guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

Close to the scenic Route des Cretes', Aurillac lacks major monuments but is a...

See Aurillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 46 km (direction west)

The religious monuments such as the basilica and the monastery are the highlights in...

See Mauriac guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Chateau de Val

Chateau de Val

Castle at 48 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Val is an impressive medieval castle on the edge of a...

See Chateau de Val guide

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Map of places to visit near Virargues


Markets in and near Virargues

  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Chaudes-Aigues: market Thursday & Monday (31km)
  • Mur-de-Barrez: market Thursday (37km)
  • Sainte-Genevieve-sur-Argence: market Wednesday & Wednesday (38km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (42km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (43km)
  • Aurillac: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Bort-les-Orgues: market Tuesday & Saturday (45km)

More information about Virargues, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Virargues, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (18km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (39km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Verger de Déduit (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Plomb du Cantal (14km)
  • Puy Griou (17km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (20km)
  • Signal du Luguet (24km)
  • Mont Mouchet (40km)
  • Lac Pavin (41km)
  • Puy de Sancy (46km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Salins (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (57km)

Geography and distances

Virargues is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Aurillac, the department capital (general information: Virargues is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virargues

Canton: Murat

Arrondissement: Saint-Flour

Department: Cantal

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 15300

Distance to Virargues

from Aurillac (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 380 km

from Bordeaux: 276 km

from Strasbourg: 532 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Celles, Chalinargues, Chastel-sur-Murat, Chavagnac, La Chapelle-d'Alagnon, Laveissenet, Murat, Neussargues-Moissac, Sainte-Anastasie and Ussel.

This page in French: Visiter Virargues