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Murol

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

MunicipalityMurol
Postcode63790
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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
DepartmentPuy-de-Dôme
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

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
Monuments
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.

Photos

Small fountain, in the village (© J.E)
Small fountain, in the village (© J.E)
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Castle of Murol, seen from the town hall of the village (© J.E)
Castle of Murol, seen from the town hall of the village (© J.E)
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Entrance to the castle of Murol (© J.E)
Entrance to the castle of Murol (© J.E)
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La Couze Chambon in Murol
La Couze Chambon in Murol
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Murol, seen from the esplanade of the castle (© J.E)
Murol, seen from the esplanade of the castle (© J.E)
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Fountain on the Couze Chambon bridge (© J.E)
Fountain on the Couze Chambon bridge (© J.E)
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Castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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Castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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View of the castle of Murol from the Parc du Prélong
View of the castle of Murol from the Parc du Prélong
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On July 14th at Murol...
On July 14th at Murol...
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Contrejour on the castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
Contrejour on the castle of Murol (© Jean Espirat)
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Castle of Murol (© J.E)
Castle of Murol (© J.E)
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Altar of the Virgin - Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
Altar of the Virgin - Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
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Escutcheon on the eardrum of the church (© J.E)
Escutcheon on the eardrum of the church (© J.E)
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Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
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Fontaine-lavoir, under the town hall (© J.E)
Fontaine-lavoir, under the town hall (© J.E)
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City of Murol (© J.E)
City of Murol (© J.E)
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Murol, seen from the esplanade of the castle (© J.E)
Murol, seen from the esplanade of the castle (© J.E)
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Nave of the church (© J.E)
Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Choir of the church (© J.E)
Choir of the church (© J.E)
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Main street of the village, seen from the town hall (© J.E)
Main street of the village, seen from the town hall (© J.E)
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Saint Blaise - Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
Saint Blaise - Church of Saint-Ferréol (© J.E)
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Saint Ferréol, in the church (© J.E)
Saint Ferréol, in the church (© J.E)
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Virgin and Child, in the church (© J.E)
Virgin and Child, in the church (© J.E)
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Weather

Monday 21 august
Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C
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Tuesday 22 august
Min. 10°C - Max. 27°C
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Wednesday 23 august
Min. 13°C - Max. 25°C
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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)
Visit of the castle Dauphin and its gardens
Culture and education3 € to 6 € Pontgibaud (30 km)
Treetop rope trail at Val Aventure
Sports sensations13 € to 19 € Lanobre (37 km)

Outings

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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