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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

Lavaudieu 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 Lavaudieu. For detailed visitor information see the Lavaudieu travel guide.

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 sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Brioude

Brioude

at 6 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide
 
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Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest...

See Blesle guide
Usson

Usson

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

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 33 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 35 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

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

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the...

See Montpeyroux guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 48 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lavaudieu

 
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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

What to do at Lavaudieu? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Lavaudieu is 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).

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

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