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Paulhac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Brioude at 3 km from Paulhac

Visit Paulhac: highlights and tourist information

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Paulhac is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brioude at 3 km and Lavaudieu at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Paulhac, 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 Paulhac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 3 km (direction east)

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in the small...

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 28 km (direction east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide


at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide

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

Map of places to visit near Paulhac


Markets in and near Paulhac

  • Brioude: market Saturday (3km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (12km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (12km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (14km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (17km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (25km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (28km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (31km)

More information about Paulhac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Paulhac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (4km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (44km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (28km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (48km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (28km)
  • Bois Noirs (34km)
  • Mont Mouchet (36km)
  • Lac Pavin (42km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (46km)
  • Puy de Sancy (49km)
  • Lac du Guery (54km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (56km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (56km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (13km)

Geography and distances

Paulhac is in the southern-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Paulhac is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paulhac

Canton: Brioude-Nord

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Paulhac

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 358 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 495 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont, Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre, Brioude, Cohade, Fontannes, Saint-Geron, Saint-Laurent-Chabreuges and Vieille-Brioude.

This page in French: Visiter Paulhac

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