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Auzon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Auzon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river, passing an imposing church and medieval houses

Auzon 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 Auzon. For detailed visitor information see the Auzon travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Usson at 15 km and Lavaudieu at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Auzon, 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 Auzon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Brioude

Brioude

at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Brioude guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in...

See Lavaudieu guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Blesle guide
 
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Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful...

See Montpeyroux guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional...

See Ambert guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Billom

Billom

at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that...

See Billom guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on...

See Saint-Saturnin guide

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Map of places to visit near Auzon

 
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Markets in and near Auzon

  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (4km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (5km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (11km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (11km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (20km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (23km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (28km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Auzon, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (17km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (7km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (19km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (20km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (40km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (43km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (44km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (26km)
  • Signal du Luguet (31km)
  • Lac Pavin (40km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (40km)
  • Puy de Sancy (46km)
  • Lac du Guery (50km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (21km)
 
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Geography and distances

Auzon is in the southern-centre of France at 56 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Auzon is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Auzon

Canton: Auzon

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43390

Distance to Auzon

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 628 km

from Nice: 361 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 486 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agnat, Azerat, Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre, Brassac-les-Mines, Frugeres-les-Mines, Jumeaux, Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Jean-Saint-Gervais, Sainte-Florine, Valz-sous-Chateauneuf, Vergongheon and Vezezoux.

This page in French: Visiter Auzon

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