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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-Rhône-Alpes region.

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

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!

Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Arlempdes

Arlempdes

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Allegre guide
Pradelles

Pradelles

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pradelles guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 44 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide
Thueyts

Thueyts

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Thueyts guide
Meyras

Meyras

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Meyras guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 53 km (direction north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Antraigues-sur-Volane

Antraigues-sur-Volane

at 56 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
Jaujac

Jaujac

at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Jaujac guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction east-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

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

Map of places to visit near Bains

 
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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)

Hotels near Bains

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Bains is 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).

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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