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Brioude tourism and travel guide

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Visit Brioude: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church in the Auvergne

Important note

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

Brioude 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 48 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Brioude is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 11 km and Blesle at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brioude, 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 Brioude 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 Brioude

Markets in and near Brioude

Market days in Brioude: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Brioude: market Saturday (0km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (12km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (14km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (14km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (14km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (23km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (30km)

More information about Brioude, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Brioude, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (37km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (30km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (50km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (31km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Mont Mouchet (35km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Lac Pavin (45km)
  • Puy de Sancy (52km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (53km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (56km)
  • Lac du Guery (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (15km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Brioude

Canton: Brioude

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Brioude

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 639 km

from Nice: 355 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agnat, Beaumont, Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre, Cohade, Fontannes, Lamothe, Lavaudieu, Paulhac, Saint-Just-Pres-Brioude, Saint-Laurent-Chabreuges and Vieille-Brioude.

This page in French: Visiter Brioude

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