Fontannes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontannes: highlights and tourist information

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Fontannes 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 45 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Fontannes is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Brioude at 3 km and Lavaudieu at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontannes, 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 Fontannes 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 Fontannes

Markets in and near Fontannes

  • Brioude: market Saturday (3km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (10km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (12km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (15km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (15km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (22km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (27km)

More information about Fontannes, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Fontannes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (19km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (34km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (31km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (32km)
  • Signal du Luguet (34km)
  • Mont Mouchet (35km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Lac Pavin (48km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (51km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (18km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontannes

Canton: Brioude-Sud

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Fontannes

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 352 km

from Bordeaux: 318 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brioude, Chaniat, Cohade, Frugieres-le-Pin, Javaugues, Lamothe, Lavaudieu, Paulhac, Saint-Just-Pres-Brioude and Vieille-Brioude.

This page in French: Visiter Fontannes