La Chaise-Dieu tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the major attraction in La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Chaise-Dieu. For detailed visitor information see the La Chaise-Dieu travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Chaise-Dieu in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 20 km and Brioude at 25 km.

La Chaise-Dieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Allegre

Allegre

at 14 km (direction south)

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

See Allegre guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

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

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Brioude guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 26 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
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Auzon

Auzon

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Blesle guide
Issoire

Issoire

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

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

See Issoire guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

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

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

See Montpeyroux guide
Billom

Billom

at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide

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Markets in and near La Chaise-Dieu

Market days in La Chaise-Dieu: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (10km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (12km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (16km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (19km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (25km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near La Chaise-Dieu, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (20km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (41km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (21km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (24km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (25km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (45km)
  • Mont Mouchet (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Chaise-Dieu is in the southern-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: La Chaise-Dieu is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Chaise-Dieu

Canton: Chaise-Dieu

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43160

Distance to La Chaise-Dieu

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 335 km

from Bordeaux: 340 km

from Strasbourg: 475 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Chaise-Dieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonneval, Connangles, Felines, La Chapelle-Geneste, Malvieres, Saint-Alyre-d'Arlanc, Saint-Victor-sur-Arlanc and Sembadel.

This page in French: Visiter La Chaise-Dieu

 
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