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Montfaucon-en-Velay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 12 km from Montfaucon-en-Velay

Visit Montfaucon-en-Velay: highlights and tourist information

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Montfaucon-en-Velay is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 12 km and Desaignes at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montfaucon-en-Velay, 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 Montfaucon-en-Velay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Allegre guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Valence guide


at 55 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Privas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction south-west)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles...

See Pradelles guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montfaucon-en-Velay


Markets in and near Montfaucon-en-Velay

Market days in Montfaucon-en-Velay: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (1km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (4km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (8km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (9km)
  • Grazac: market Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)

More information about Montfaucon-en-Velay, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Montfaucon-en-Velay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (30km)
  • Oeillon Crest (33km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (39km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (43km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (51km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Galmier (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (46km)

Geography and distances

Montfaucon-en-Velay is in the southern-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Montfaucon-en-Velay is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montfaucon-en-Velay

Canton: Montfaucon-en-Velay

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43290

Distance to Montfaucon-en-Velay

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 666 km

from Nice: 287 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 459 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Montfaucon-en-Velay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chenereilles, Dunieres, Montregard and Raucoules.

This page in French: Visiter Montfaucon-en-Velay

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