Espalem tourism and travel guide

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Visit Espalem: highlights and tourist information

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Espalem 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 59 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Espalem is 400 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Blesle at 5 km and Brioude at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espalem, 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 Espalem 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 Espalem

Markets in and near Espalem

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (12km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (13km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (14km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (22km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (25km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (26km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (31km)
  • Marcenat: market Friday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (32km)

More information about Espalem, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Espalem, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Espalem.

Grand sites of France

  • Puy Mary (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (5km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (11km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (27km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (45km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (20km)
  • Lac Pavin (34km)
  • Mont Mouchet (38km)
  • Bois Noirs (40km)
  • Puy de Sancy (41km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (46km)
  • Lac du Guery (47km)
  • Puy Griou (48km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (49km)
  • Cascade de Liadouze (51km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (62km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (7km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Espalem

Canton: Blesle

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43450

Distance to Espalem

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 400 km

from Calais: 636 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 304 km

from Strasbourg: 500 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blesle, Grenier-Montgon, Lorlanges, Lubilhac, Saint-Beauzire, Saint-Geron and Torsiac.

This page in French: Visiter Espalem