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Volvic tourism and travel guide

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Visit Volvic: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: One of the most famous bottled waters in the world is from Volvic, which is also a pleasant town in the 'Volcano' region of the Auvergne

Volvic is situated in the Puy-de-Dome department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Volvic. For detailed visitor information see the Volvic travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Riom at 6 km and Clermont-Ferrand at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Volvic, 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 Volvic in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Mozac

Mozac

at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Mozac guide
Riom

Riom

at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Riom guide
Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand guide
Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Clermont-Ferrand basilica

Church at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Clermont-Ferrand basilica guide
 
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Puy de Dome

Puy de Dome

at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Puy de Dome guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Orcival

Orcival

at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Orcival guide
Billom

Billom

at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Billom guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

Castle at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Murol guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Charroux

Charroux

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the 'village centre'...

See Charroux guide
Mont-Dore

Mont-Dore

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mont-Dore guide

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

Map of places to visit near Volvic

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Markets in and near Volvic

  • Riom: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Cebazat: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Gerzat: market Sunday (10km)
  • Clermont-Ferrand: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Chamalieres: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (11km)
  • Aubiere: market Sunday (14km)
  • Lempdes: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Pont-du-Chateau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Cournon-d'Auvergne: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Maringues: market Monday (23km)

More information about Volvic, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Volvic, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (37km)
  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (45km)
  • Chareil-Cintrat Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre de Mozac (Mozac) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (12km)
  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (24km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Blanzat (5km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (16km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (20km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (26km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (30km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Guery (33km)
  • Forêt des Colettes (35km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (35km)
  • Puy de Sancy (42km)
  • Lac Pavin (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Volvic is in the southern-centre of France at 10 kilometres from Clermont-Ferrand, the department capital (general information: Volvic is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Volvic

Canton: Riom-Ouest

Arrondissement: Riom

Department: Puy-de-Dome

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 63530

Distance to Volvic

from Clermont-Ferrand (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 412 km

from Bordeaux: 305 km

from Strasbourg: 466 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzat, Cebazat, Chanat-la-Mouteyre, Chateaugay, Enval, Malauzat, Marsat, Mozac and Sayat.

This page in French: Visiter Volvic

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