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Blesle tourism and travel guide

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Visit Blesle: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small village of Blesle because in medieval times it was an important town for the local Barons

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Blesle. For detailed visitor information see the Blesle travel guide.

Blesle 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 64 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Blesle is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Blesle include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 18 km and Lavaudieu at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Blesle, 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 Blesle 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 Blesle


Markets in and near Blesle

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (15km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (16km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (17km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (26km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (26km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise: market Monday (28km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (30km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (30km)

More information about Blesle, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Blesle, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (18km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (16km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (26km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (42km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (14km)
  • Lac Pavin (30km)
  • Puy de Sancy (36km)
  • Mont Mouchet (41km)
  • Lac du Guery (43km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (43km)
  • Bois Noirs (43km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (45km)
  • Puy Griou (45km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (8km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Blesle

Canton: Blesle

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43450

Distance to Blesle

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 371 km

from Bordeaux: 299 km

from Strasbourg: 502 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auriac-l'Eglise, Autrac, Espalem, Grenier-Montgon, Laurie, Leotoing, Saint-Etienne-sur-Blesle and Torsiac.

This page in French: Visiter Blesle

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