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Fontannes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontannes in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Brioude at 3 km from Fontannes

Visit Fontannes: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Brioude

Brioude

at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle,...

See Sauxillanges guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes is...

See Saint-Floret guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting...

See Saint-Flour guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Ambert guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful...

See Montpeyroux guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontannes

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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

What to do at Fontannes? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontannes is 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).

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

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