Mercoeur tourism and travel guide

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Visit Mercoeur: highlights and tourist information

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Mercoeur 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 49 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Mercoeur is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Brioude at 14 km and Lavaudieu at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mercoeur, 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 Mercoeur 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 Mercoeur

Markets in and near Mercoeur

  • Massiac: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (13km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (17km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (19km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (24km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (24km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (25km)
  • Valuejols: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (33km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)

More information about Mercoeur, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Mercoeur, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (10km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (25km)
  • Signal du Luguet (29km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (44km)
  • Bois Noirs (46km)
  • Lac Pavin (46km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (50km)
  • Puy de Sancy (53km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (57km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (10km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (46km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mercoeur

Canton: Lavoûte-Chilhac

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Mercoeur

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 649 km

from Nice: 356 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 507 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ally, Celoux, Chapelle-Laurent and Saint-Just-Pres-Brioude.

This page in French: Visiter Mercoeur