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Le Mas-de-Tence tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 18 km from Le Mas-de-Tence

Visit Le Mas-de-Tence: highlights and tourist information

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Le Mas-de-Tence is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 18 km and Desaignes at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Mas-de-Tence, 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 Le Mas-de-Tence in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction ), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 38 km (direction west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the...

See Malleval guide


at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the...

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 45 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when...

See Privas guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ardeche department

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient...

See Meyras guide


at 51 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ardeche department

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Mas-de-Tence


Markets in and near Le Mas-de-Tence

  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (9km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (10km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Agreve: market Monday (13km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (13km)
  • Grazac: market Sunday (16km)
  • Fay-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Sunday (18km)

More information about Le Mas-de-Tence, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Le Mas-de-Tence, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (35km)
  • Monts d'Ardeche (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (44km)
  • Jardin japonais (46km)
  • Parc Jouvet (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (33km)
  • Perdrix Crest (34km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (39km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (42km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (51km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (60km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Le Mas-de-Tence is in the southern-centre of France at 38 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Le Mas-de-Tence is 442 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Mas-de-Tence

Canton: Tence

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43190

Distance to Le Mas-de-Tence

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 442 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 280 km

from Bordeaux: 389 km

from Strasbourg: 463 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Le Mas-de-Tence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montregard, Saint-Andre-en-Vivarais and Tence.

This page in French: Visiter Le Mas-de-Tence

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