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Espaly-Saint-Marcel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 1 km from Espaly-Saint-Marcel

Visit Espaly-Saint-Marcel: highlights and tourist information

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Espaly-Saint-Marcel is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 1 km and Arlempdes at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Espaly-Saint-Marcel, 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 Espaly-Saint-Marcel 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 1 km (direction east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Arlempdes

Arlempdes

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Allegre guide
Pradelles

Pradelles

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Pradelles guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Thueyts

Thueyts

at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Thueyts guide
Meyras

Meyras

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will...

See Meyras guide
Antraigues-sur-Volane

Antraigues-sur-Volane

at 53 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
Jaujac

Jaujac

at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep...

See Jaujac guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 55 km (direction north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 58 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

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

Map of places to visit near Espaly-Saint-Marcel

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Markets in and near Espaly-Saint-Marcel

  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (3km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (3km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (6km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (9km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (12km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: market Monday (15km)

More information about Espaly-Saint-Marcel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Espaly-Saint-Marcel, France

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

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 (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (14km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (47km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (11km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (16km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (35km)
  • Mont Mouchet (40km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Espaly-Saint-Marcel is in the southern-centre of France at 1 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Espaly-Saint-Marcel is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Espaly-Saint-Marcel

Canton: Puy-en-Velay-Ouest

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43000

Distance to Espaly-Saint-Marcel

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 673 km

from Nice: 309 km

from Bordeaux: 351 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Espaly-Saint-Marcel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiguilhe, Arsac-en-Velay, Brives-Charensac, Ceyssac, Chadrac, Chaspinhac, Coubon, Le Monteil, Le Puy-en-Velay, Polignac, Saint-Vidal and Vals-Pres-le-Puy.

This page in French: Visiter Espaly-Saint-Marcel

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