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La Sauvetat

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

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

Charming small town of Puy-de-Dôme, in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, La Sauvetat takes place about twenty kilometers from Clermont-Ferrand. It is located near Montpeyroux, St. Sandoux and Champeix.

Former small fortified medieval village, La Sauvetat experienced human occupation from the Gallo-Roman, as evidenced by the remains found on site. Founded in the late thirteenth century, the village was, until the French Revolution, the seat of a Commandery of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Today La Sauvetat continues to attract many visitors because of its geographical proximity to some of the most beautiful sights in the region, but also for its rich architectural and cultural heritage to admire during your stay in the village.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Sauvetat
Tourism label
Latitude45.6347900 (N 45° 38’ 5”)
Longitude3.1695640 (E 3° 10’ 10”)
AltitudeFrom 356m to 580m
Surface area7.98 km²
Population719 inhabitants
Density90 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (21 km, 22 min)
Insee code63413
IntercommunalityCC Mond'Arverne Communauté
TerritoriesAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Authezat1.3 km (3 min)
Plauzat3.1 km (5 min)
Montpeyroux3.9 km (8 min)
Coudes4.9 km (7 min)
Corent6.4 km (10 min)
Veyre-Monton6.6 km (11 min)
Tallende6.8 km (12 min)
Ludesse7.2 km (11 min)
Saint-Amant-Tallende7.2 km (11 min)
Les Martres-de-Veyre7.4 km (11 min)
Parent7.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Maurice8.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Sandoux8.5 km (12 min)
Champeix8.6 km (11 min)
Vic-le-Comte8.7 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

La Sauvetat has an important set fortified medieval discover carefully. It consists of an impressive Romanesque tower, the Porte Saint-Jean and ramparts lines built in the time of the Hundred Years War.

Strolling through the streets, be sure not to admire the village church that reveals a Virgin and Child glazed thirteenth century. Let yourself be seduced by the winegrowers' houses or by the fountain in the neighborhood instead.

Several marked trails are also present to allow you to appreciate the local fauna and flora.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

The weekly market is held every Thursday morning.

A Christmas market is also available by year end.


The town hall
The town hall
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The Church of St. John the Baptist
The Church of St. John the Baptist
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The village
The village
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The village
The village
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The Church of St. John the Baptist
The Church of St. John the Baptist
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The village
The village
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Wednesday 17 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 24°C
Thursday 18 august
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 19 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Paramotor microlight maiden flight in Auvergne
Sports sensations110 € Champeix (4.5 km)
Visitor trail at an educational farm
Culture and education5 € Boudes (21 km)
House of Amethyst
EntertainmentFreeLe Vernet-Chaméane (28 km)
Cave of the Volvic Stone
Culture and education6 € to 8 € Volvic (28 km)
Guided nature hike in the Auvergne mountains
Nature and the great outdoors140 € to 240 € Volvic (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
White Cheix Peak Trail, Discovering the County's Wildlife
HikeIntermediate2h25Sallèdes (10.6 km)
The Puy de Combegrasse
HikeIntermediate1h05Aydat (18.3 km)
Motorcycle Tour: Between gorges and puys
Motorbike itineraryIntermediate1h40Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (23 km)
Heritage Discovery Tour of Besse
HikeEasy20 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (23 km)
Path of discovery of the historical and natural heritage of the banks of the Couze Pavin
HikeEasy45 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (23 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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