Craponne-sur-Arzon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Chaise-Dieu at 12 km from Craponne-sur-Arzon

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Craponne-sur-Arzon is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Craponne-sur-Arzon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chaise-Dieu at 12 km and Allegre at 18 km.

Craponne-sur-Arzon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 12 km (direction west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Allegre guide


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

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Brioude guide


at 38 km (direction west)

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

See Auzon guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction 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 44 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide


at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide

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Markets in and near Craponne-sur-Arzon

Market days in Craponne-sur-Arzon: weekly market: Saturday &;

  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (0km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (10km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (13km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (20km)
  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (20km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Craponne-sur-Arzon, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Craponne-sur-Arzon, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (19km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (36km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (10km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (22km)
  • Bois Noirs (28km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (43km)
  • Mont Mouchet (54km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Craponne-sur-Arzon is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Craponne-sur-Arzon is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Craponne-sur-Arzon

Canton: Craponne-sur-Arzon

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43500

Distance to Craponne-sur-Arzon

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 326 km

from Bordeaux: 351 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Craponne-sur-Arzon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaune-sur-Arzon, Jullianges, Saint-Georges-Lagricol, Saint-Jean-d'Aubrigoux, Saint-Julien-d'Ance and Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc.

This page in French: Visiter Craponne-sur-Arzon