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Arsac-en-Velay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 7 km from Arsac-en-Velay

Visit Arsac-en-Velay: highlights and tourist information

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Arsac-en-Velay is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 7 km and Arlempdes at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arsac-en-Velay, 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 Arsac-en-Velay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south)

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

See Arlempdes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pradelles guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient...

See Meyras guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide


at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running...

See Jaujac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through...

See Ailhon guide


at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the...

See Aubenas guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arsac-en-Velay


Markets in and near Arsac-en-Velay

  • Coubon: market Sunday (2km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (5km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (7km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (8km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (8km)
  • Laussonne: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: market Monday (10km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (11km)

More information about Arsac-en-Velay, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Arsac-en-Velay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (21km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (7km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (15km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (27km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (34km)
  • Tanargue (43km)
  • Mont Mouchet (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (42km)

Geography and distances

Arsac-en-Velay is in the southern-centre of France at 7 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Arsac-en-Velay is 446 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arsac-en-Velay

Canton: Puy-en-Velay-Sud-Est

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43700

Distance to Arsac-en-Velay

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 446 km

from Calais: 680 km

from Nice: 301 km

from Bordeaux: 356 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Arsac-en-Velay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chadron, Coubon, Cussac-sur-Loire, Espaly-Saint-Marcel, Lantriac, Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, Le Puy-en-Velay, Saint-Germain-Laprade, Solignac-sur-Loire and Vals-Pres-le-Puy.

This page in French: Visiter Arsac-en-Velay

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