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Bains tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bains in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 9 km from Bains

Visit Bains: highlights and tourist information

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Bains is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 9 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Bains is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 9 km and Arlempdes at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bains, 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 Bains in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Bains


Markets in and near Bains

  • Polignac: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (11km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (11km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (12km)
  • Costaros: market Monday (14km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (17km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (18km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Landos: market Tuesday (19km)

More information about Bains, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Bains, France

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

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 (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (17km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (43km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Bouchet (11km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (12km)
  • Mont Mouchet (32km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (39km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (46km)
  • Tanargue (49km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bains

Canton: Solignac-sur-Loire

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43370

Distance to Bains

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 676 km

from Nice: 313 km

from Bordeaux: 343 km

from Strasbourg: 499 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceyssac, Saint-Jean-Lachalm, Sanssac-l'Eglise, Seneujols and Vergezac.

This page in French: Visiter Bains

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