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Allegre tourism and travel guide

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Visit Allegre: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the views after taking a stroll around the village

Allegre is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Allegre. For detailed visitor information see the Allegre travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 21 km and Le Puy-en-Velay at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Allegre, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Allegre in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 14 km (direction )

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 22 km (direction south-east)

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church...

See Brioude guide
 
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Auzon

Auzon

at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
Arlempdes

Arlempdes

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the village,...

See Arlempdes guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Pradelles

Pradelles

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles...

See Pradelles guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is...

See Saint-Floret guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Loire

Map of places to visit near Allegre

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Markets in and near Allegre

Market days in Allegre: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Allegre: market Wednesday (0km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (15km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (18km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (20km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (22km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (23km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Allegre, France

What to do at Allegre? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Allegre.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (9km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (28km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (28km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (32km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (33km)
  • Mont Mouchet (36km)
  • Bois Noirs (38km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (38km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (56km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Allegre is in the southern-centre of France at 22 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Allegre is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Allegre

Canton: Allègre

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43270

Distance to Allegre

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 654 km

from Nice: 328 km

from Bordeaux: 339 km

from Strasbourg: 486 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Allegre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceaux-d'Allegre, La Chapelle-Bertin, Monlet, Varennes-Saint-Honorat and Vernassal.

This page in French: Visiter Allegre

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