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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Murol
Insee code63247
AltitudeFrom 785 to 1500 meters
Surface15.05 km²
Population556 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-Victor-la-Rivière at 3.3 km (6 min)
Chief townClermont-Ferrand (at 37 km, 41 min)Chambon-sur-Lac at 4.3 km (8 min)
DepartmentPuy-de-DômeSaint-Nectaire at 5.6 km (8 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town


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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.


Murol Castle, historic monument.

Wooded park and museum of impressionist painters.

Moulin de Beaune Cold (common Murol).

Troglodyte site of Rajat (Chautignat).

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Murol
Leisure centresMunicipal Museum of Murol
MonumentsCastle of Murol
Natural sitesPass of Diane


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.


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Discovery flight in a two-seat paragliderSports sensations80 €Orcines (22 km)
Maiden flight in a gyroplaneSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 155 €Issoire (26 km)
Horse ride in the countrysideNature and the outdoorsFrom 24 € to 65 €Tauves (27 km)
Trail riding in the mountains AuvergneNature and the outdoors1050 €Montboudif (28 km)

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Castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )Castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )
The Couze Chambon MurolThe Couze Chambon Murol
View Castle Murol since Prélong ParkView Castle Murol since Prélong Park
July 14 Murol...July 14 Murol...
Castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )Castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )
Backlight on castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )Backlight on castle Murol ( © Jean Espirat )
Ruined castle Murol ( © JE)Ruined castle Murol ( © JE)



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Tuesday 21 October
Min. 8°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 22 October
Min. 4°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 23 October
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C


French cuisine restaurantRégina   SPECIAL OFFER
CALM AND NATURE - That is to say: the natural landscapes of the Auvergne volcano park is absolutely intoxicating. After a hike in the heart of this unique setting, it is good to take...
Located 4.3 km from Murol26 € per person 
Auvergnat restaurantLe Clos
Enjoy free access to the wellness area with our pool and enjoy a cocktail in the lounge mountain nook and finish your evening with the discovery of a real meal Auvergne.
Located 7.5 km from Murol23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRégina Restaurant  
La Bourboule
Located in the beautiful region of Auvergne, in the heart of nature, the Regina hotel restaurant welcomes you every day and throughout the year in an old charming decor fresh and relaxing....
Located 15.6 km from Murol28 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsMallette    
For your weekend or stay in Auvergne. Welcome to 'Mallette', a little piece of heaven... In the mountains.
Located 4.5 km from MurolFrom 40 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsGolliard Jean-Pierre    
3 bedrooms on 1st floor of the house propriétaires. En common rdc, living room (fireplace, bread oven). Terrace, garden adjoining closed private parking. 1 ch. (1 lit 2 pers.). 1 ch....
Located 11.8 km from Murol54 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLes vignes    
2 rooms in the upper part of a winery dating from the eighteenth century equipped with private bathroom and ensuite. Dominant position in the village. Breakfast can be taken inside...
Located 14.8 km from Murol65 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsLocation montagne  
Weekly rentals, the weekend, the night. 60 hours. 100th two nights. 130th 3 nights (off season) - 180th 3 nights (high season) - From 4 nights = week requested.
Located 4.3 km from MurolFrom 200 € to 300 € per week 
House for 4 personsLe Baladou  
Country cottage, stone, completely renovated, has an altitude of 1100 m, adjoining the owner's house in the countryside and small village. Ideal for hikers and nature lovers.
Located 7.8 km from MurolFrom 350 € to 450 € per week 
Chalet for 7 personsLes Gîtes de la vigne grande  
Danny and Roger welcome you in one of their three totally independent cottages, a 3-star comfort, situated on a plot of 2200 sqm, facing south, 800 meters from one of the most beautiful...
Located 11.8 km from MurolFrom 360 € to 680 € per week 

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91 places over 3 haCamping le repos du baladin    
Nice camping*** of 91 pitches, quiet and nature located in the Auvergne volcano park of next to the medieval castle Murol near the lake chambon.
Located in MurolFrom 12.50 € to 21.25 € per day 
169 places over 12 haDomaine du Lac Chambon    
At the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Volcanoes of Auvergne and the Massif du Sancy, the Domaine du Lac Chambon is located in a protected natural environment. Offering a...
Located in MurolFrom 14 € to 21.50 € per day 
75 places over 3 haCamping de serrette    
Located at 1000 m altitude our campsite overlooks Lake Chambon and the Castle of Murol. Our 75 pitches, chalets, mobil-homes, rental caravans, bare places on shaded or sunny, terraces...
Located 4.1 km from MurolFrom 13.95 € to 19.15 € per day 

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Hôtel du Parc - Hotel in MurolHôtel du Parc 
The Hôtel Du Parc is located in the medieval village of Murol, near the Sancy mountain range. It offers an outdoor pool, a tennis court and free Wi-Fi in public areas. A lift with panoramic...
Located in MurolRoom from 38 €
Hôtel Domaine du Lac Chambon - Hotel in MurolHôtel Domaine du Lac Chambon    
Set by the Chambon Lake, a 5-minute drive from the centre of Murol, Hôtel Domaine du Lac Chambon offers an outdoor swimming pool and direct access to the sandy bathing area. Free Wi-Fi...
Located in Murol
Hôtel Les Volcans - Hotel in MurolHôtel Les Volcans     
Set in a village in Auvergne, Hotel Les Volcans is just a 3-minute drive from Lake Chambon. It offers modern guest rooms with views of the flowery garden and terrace. All of the guest...
Located in MurolRoom from 54 €

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Ace Hotel Chu Estaing
Ace Hotel Chu Estaing is situated 120 km from the Volcanoes of Auvergne nature park. It offers modern accommodation with free Wi-fi access. All the rooms...
Oceania Clermont Ferrand
This hotel is located in Clermont Ferrand’s town centre in France’s Auvergne region. It offers panoramic views of the Puy...
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