Barges tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arlempdes at 4 km from Barges

Visit Barges: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barges in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arlempdes at 4 km and Pradelles at 7 km.

Barges, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction north-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south)

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

See Pradelles guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Thueyts guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Meyras guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south), in the Lozere department

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the best preserved and unspoiled...

See La Garde-Guerin guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Jaujac guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Ailhon guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Aubenas guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Lozere department

On the northern edge of the Cevennes National Park, Mende itself has a cathedral...

See Mende guide


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

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

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

See Aumont Aubrac guide

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Markets in and near Barges

  • Landos: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Costaros: market Monday (7km)
  • Pradelles: market Thursday (7km)
  • Coucouron: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Langogne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (18km)
  • Laussonne: market Thursday (20km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (20km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)

More information about Barges, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Barges, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Gorges du Gardon (44km)

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 (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Bouchet (11km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (12km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (26km)
  • Tanargue (28km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (29km)
  • Mont Mouchet (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Barges is in the southern-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Barges is 462 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barges

Canton: Pradelles

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43340

Distance to Barges

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 462 km

from Calais: 696 km

from Nice: 297 km

from Bordeaux: 352 km

from Strasbourg: 510 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arlempdes, Goudet, Landos, Saint-Arcons-de-Barges, Saint-Paul-de-Tartas, Salettes and Vielprat.

This page in French: Visiter Barges