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Photo is of Arlempdes at 11 km from Cayres

Visit Cayres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Arlempdes at 11 km and Le Puy-en-Velay at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cayres, 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 Cayres in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pradelles guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Thueyts guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Meyras guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Lozere department

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

See La Garde-Guerin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

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

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

See Aumont Aubrac guide


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

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

See Jaujac guide


at 49 km (direction east-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 52 km (direction south-west), in the Lozere department

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

See Mende guide


at 53 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brioude guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cayres


Markets in and near Cayres

  • Costaros: market Monday (5km)
  • Landos: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (12km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (16km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (16km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (17km)
  • Pradelles: market Thursday (19km)

More information about Cayres, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Cayres, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Gorges du Gardon (56km)

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 (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (51km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac du Bouchet (3km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (7km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (34km)
  • Mont Mouchet (35km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (39km)
  • Tanargue (40km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (29km)

Geography and distances

Cayres is in the southern-centre of France at 14 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Cayres is 450 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cayres

Canton: Cayres

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43510

Distance to Cayres

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 450 km

from Calais: 685 km

from Nice: 307 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 505 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Costaros, Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas, Le Brignon, Ouides, Seneujols and Solignac-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Cayres

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