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

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

At the heart of the Auvergne Volcanoes Park, village character, green holiday resort.

The village is located in Orcival Valley Sioulot. The name of the village has attracted numerous interpretations: "Ourche Val" (Valley of the Source), "Ursus Vallius" (Bear Valley) or "Valley of Orcus" (Gallic god of the underworld).

Originally from Orcival has sometimes been mistaken for a pagan temple dedicated to the worship of sources. The existence of a village that is attested to the 11th century with the establishment of a priory belonging to the monastery of Chaise-Dieu. In the 11th century, there was a church surrounded by a cemetery west of the village is a venerated statue of the Virgin carved, according to legend, by St. Luke.

The current basilica was built in the 12th century. The reasons for this building are certainly related to the possession of relics and a pilgrimage to the growing success.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.6835660 (N 45° 41’ 1”)
Longitude2.8415350 (E 2° 50’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 780m to 1509m
Surface area27.82 km²
Population235 inhabitants
Density8 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureClermont-Ferrand (16.5 mi, 30 min)
Insee code63264
IntercommunalityCC Dômes Sancy Artense
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Bonnet-près-Orcival2.5 mi (7 min)
Rochefort-Montagne3 mi (8 min)
Vernines4.5 mi (12 min)
Perpezat5.3 mi (14 min)
Saint-Pierre-Roche5.5 mi (12 min)
Nébouzat6.1 mi (12 min)
Olby6.6 mi (13 min)
Aurières6.7 mi (17 min)
Laqueuille7.6 mi (13 min)
Saulzet-le-Froid8.5 mi (21 min)
Ceyssat8.6 mi (18 min)
Heume-l'Église10.1 mi (24 min)
Mazaye10.5 mi (22 min)
Mont-Dore10.6 mi (21 min)
Saint-Pierre-le-Chastel10.7 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Orcival Village
Orcival Village
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Notre Dame
Notre Dame
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Rocks Tuilière Sanadoire
Rocks Tuilière Sanadoire
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Rocks Tuilière Sanadoire (© JE)
Rocks Tuilière Sanadoire (© JE)
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Roche Tuilière (© JE)
Roche Tuilière (© JE)
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Saturday 22 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 31°C
Sunday 23 july
Min. 19°C - Max. 33°C
Monday 24 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 32°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Climbing, fishing, walking, biking, swimming, golf, all outdoor activities.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a farm in Saint-Nectaire
Local flavoursFreeOrcival
Aeroparapente, paragliding at the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € to 150 € Orcines (8.5 mi)
Maiden two-seater paraglider flight from the top of Puy de Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (9.2 mi)
Maiden paraglider flight from the top of Puy-de-Dôme
Sports sensations80 € Orcines (9.4 mi)
Guided nature hike in the Auvergne mountains
Nature and the great outdoors140 € to 240 € Volvic (15.8 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Climb of the Banne d'Ordanche
Cycling itineraryIntermediate20 minMurat-le-Quaire (7 mi)
Ascent of the Col de la Croix Saint Robert
Cycling itineraryAthletic35 minMont-Dore (7.8 mi)
Path of discovery of the historical and natural heritage of the banks of the Couze Pavin
HikeEasy40 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (12.6 mi)
Heritage Discovery Tour of Besse
HikeEasy20 minBesse-et-Saint-Anastaise (12.6 mi)
Motorcycle Tour: Between gorges and puys
Motorbike itineraryIntermediate1h40Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise (12.7 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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