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Blesle tourism and travel guide

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Visit Blesle: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

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

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

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Brioude

Brioude

at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Brioude guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Auzon guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide
 
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Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Usson

Usson

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

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

See Usson guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 29 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a beautiful region of...

See Parc des Volcans guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting sights...

See Saint-Flour guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Murol

Murol

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

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol...

See Murol guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Riom-es-Montagnes

Riom-es-Montagnes

at 40 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

After exploring the town and church in Riom-es-Montagnes be sure to follow...

See Riom-es-Montagnes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Blesle

 
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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)

Hotels near Blesle

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Blesle is 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).

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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