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Photo is of Allegre at 8 km from Jax

Visit Jax: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Allegre at 8 km and Lavaudieu at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jax, 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 Jax in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Allegre

Allegre

at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Allegre guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
 
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Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Blesle guide
Arlempdes

Arlempdes

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction 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 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Pradelles

Pradelles

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pradelles guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jax

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Markets in and near Jax

  • Allegre: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (9km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (13km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (23km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (23km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (25km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (25km)

More information about Jax, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Jax, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (23km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (23km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (35km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (29km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (32km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (33km)
  • Bois Noirs (40km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Jax is in the southern-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Jax is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jax

Canton: Paulhaguet

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43230

Distance to Jax

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 656 km

from Nice: 332 km

from Bordeaux: 332 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavaniac-Lafayette, Fix-Saint-Geneys, Josat, La Chapelle-Bertin, Sainte-Eugenie-de-Villeneuve, Sainte-Marguerite, Varennes-Saint-Honorat and Vissac-Auteyrac.

This page in French: Visiter Jax

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