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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

Murol - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Puy-de-Dôme

The town of Murol is located in a green 850 meters altitude in the valley Couze Chambon, on the eastern slopes of the Massif de Sancy, between wooded Tartaret volcano, the castle headland Murol (monument heritage listed) and the Puy de Bessolles culminating at 1057 m altitude. Close to the lake Chambon and the Valley Chaudefour (nature reserve), the village will delight you with its remarkable and picturesque sites, its wooded park where the museum painters.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.5734360 (N 45° 34’ 24”)
Longitude2.9434720 (E 2° 56’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 785m to 1500m
Surface area15.05 km²
Population553 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (37 km, 41 min)
Insee code63247
IntercommunalityCC du Massif du Sancy
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Victor-la-Rivière3.3 km (6 min)
Chambon-sur-Lac4.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Nectaire5.6 km (8 min)
Le Vernet-Sainte-Marguerite8 km (11 min)
Saint-Diéry8.3 km (12 min)
Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise9.8 km (13 min)
Verrières10 km (14 min)
Creste11.1 km (17 min)
Olloix12.9 km (22 min)
Saurier12.9 km (18 min)
Grandeyrolles13.4 km (20 min)
Saulzet-le-Froid13.8 km (17 min)
Saint-Pierre-Colamine13.9 km (17 min)
Courgoul14.6 km (21 min)
Montaigut-le-Blanc14.9 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Castle Murol listed building.

wooded park and museum of impressionist painters.

Moulin de Beaune le Froid (common Murol).

Lac Chambon: swimming, canoeing, pedal boating, games, restaurants.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Resort of the "green valley" (Lake Chambon, Murol, Saint Nektarios): animations and festivities take place from May to late August.

The weekend of the Ascension, medieval festival, street entertainment, camps, musicians and artisans you into the life of the medieval time on a Saturday and Sunday.

On July 14, big party revolutionary people dressed you relive the key dates in the French Revolution. At nightfall, the torch down from the castle to the village to finish with a spectacular firework above the castle.

The second Sunday in July, Fair Saint Nectarios in Beaune-le-Froid, a village in the municipality of Murol.


Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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The Couze Chambon Murol
The Couze Chambon Murol
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View of the castle of Murol since Prélong Park
View of the castle of Murol since Prélong Park
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July 14 to Murol...
July 14 to Murol...
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Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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Contrejour on Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Contrejour on Castle Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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Castle Murol (© JE)
Castle Murol (© JE)
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Sunday 25 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
Monday 26 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Tuesday 27 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Park in the heart of the Auvergne volcanoes, the location of Murol lets you star to shine in the most beautiful sites in the Puy de Dome. Over 650 km of marked hiking trails through plains and plateaus punctuated by impressive volcanic formations.

A 10 minute Murol, the volcanic massif of the Puy de Sancy (1886 m) reached by family, on foot or by gondola. On the eastern slope of the Sancy, the famous nature reserve Chaudefour valley.

Murol north of the chain of Puy (or volcanoes) including the Puy de Dome, and numerous volcanoes crater as Pariou or the Puy de la Vache.

Lakeland often of volcanic origin, you can swim in the lake Chambon (5 minutes Murol) or stroll along the lakes Pavin de Guery, Aydat and many others.

The activities proposed in and around Murol are many: outings and excursions of all type: donkey; with mountain guides, quad or 4X4 nature, canoeing on the Allier or Sioule wildlife parks, farm Bee and cheese (the Saint Nectarios); care center and fitness, Vulcania (approximately 35 minutes) ...

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (22 km)
Well-being and beauty treatments at a Cinqs Mondes Spa
Well-being69 € Issoire (24 km)
Visit of a craft biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Rémy-de-Chargnat (29 km)
Treetop rope trail at Val Aventure
Sports sensations13 € to 19 € Lanobre (37 km)
Wakeboarding with a water-skiing school
Sports sensations18 € Lanobre (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (24 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (24 km)
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (44 km)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (50 km)
Château Rocher
HikeIntermediate1h30Saint-Rémy-de-Blot (56 km)


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