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Brives-Charensac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brives-Charensac in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 2 km from Brives-Charensac

Visit Brives-Charensac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 2 km and Arlempdes at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Brives-Charensac, 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 Brives-Charensac 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 2 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Pradelles guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 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


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

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide


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

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

See Thueyts guide


at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Meyras guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide


at 51 km (direction 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


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

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

See Jaujac guide


at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brives-Charensac


Markets in and near Brives-Charensac

Market days in Brives-Charensac: weekly market: Friday;

  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (0km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (1km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (5km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (6km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (9km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: market Monday (12km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (14km)

Hotels near Brives-Charensac

More information about Brives-Charensac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Brives-Charensac, France

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

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 (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (49km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (63km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (12km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (18km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (33km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (40km)
  • Mont Mouchet (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (44km)

Geography and distances

Brives-Charensac is in the southern-centre of France at 2 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Brives-Charensac is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brives-Charensac

Canton: Puy-en-Velay-Est

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43700

Distance to Brives-Charensac

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 673 km

from Nice: 306 km

from Bordeaux: 354 km

from Strasbourg: 489 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Brives-Charensac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiguilhe, Blavozy, Chadrac, Chaspinhac, Coubon, Espaly-Saint-Marcel, Le Monteil, Le Puy-en-Velay, Malrevers, Polignac, Saint-Germain-Laprade and Vals-Pres-le-Puy.

This page in French: Visiter Brives-Charensac

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