Lavaudieu tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lavaudieu: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has the roman style Abbey de Lavaudieu as principal attraction

Important note

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

Lavaudieu 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 42 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Lavaudieu is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Lavaudieu include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 16 km and La Chaise-Dieu at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lavaudieu, 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 Lavaudieu 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 Lavaudieu

Markets in and near Lavaudieu

  • Brioude: market Saturday (6km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (8km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (11km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (19km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (19km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (19km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (27km)

More information about Lavaudieu, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Lavaudieu, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (6km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (35km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (53km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (35km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (33km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Signal du Luguet (37km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (47km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (49km)
  • Lac Pavin (51km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (20km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavaudieu

Canton: Brioude-Sud

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Lavaudieu

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 349 km

from Bordeaux: 320 km

from Strasbourg: 492 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Lavaudieu 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, Domeyrat, Fontannes, Frugieres-le-Pin, Javaugues, La Chomette, Lamothe, Vals-le-Chastel and Vieille-Brioude.

This page in French: Visiter Lavaudieu