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Loudes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Loudes in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 12 km from Loudes

Visit Loudes: highlights and tourist information

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Loudes 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 12 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Loudes is 432 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 12 km and Allegre at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Loudes, 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 Loudes 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 Loudes


Markets in and near Loudes

  • Polignac: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (13km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (14km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (17km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (19km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (19km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (20km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (23km)

More information about Loudes, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Loudes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (61km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (59km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (9km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (36km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (20km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (20km)
  • Mont Mouchet (32km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (46km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Loudes

Canton: Loudes

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43320

Distance to Loudes

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 432 km

from Calais: 667 km

from Nice: 319 km

from Bordeaux: 341 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Borne, Chaspuzac, Lissac, Saint-Jean-de-Nay, Saint-Paulien, Saint-Vidal, Sanssac-l'Eglise and Vazeilles-Limandre.

This page in French: Visiter Loudes

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