Église Collégiale Notre-Dame

Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne

Dating to the end of the 14th century, the church in Murat's medieval heart bears a few Gothic flourishes from additions made during the 19th century. It's worth looking inside to see the ornate Baroque-inspired altar.

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