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Pinols tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pinols: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 24 km and Saint-Flour at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pinols, 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 Pinols in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction )

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 25 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Brioude guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Blesle guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pradelles guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a...

See Parc des Volcans guide


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The sweeping lanscape of the Laguiole region is best...

See Laguiole guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pinols


Markets in and near Pinols

  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (8km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (19km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (27km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (29km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (35km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (37km)

More information about Pinols, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Pinols, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (25km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (34km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (9km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (33km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (39km)
  • Signal du Luguet (46km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (28km)

Geography and distances

Pinols is in the southern-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Pinols is 431 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pinols

Canton: Pinols

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43300

Distance to Pinols

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

from Paris: 431 km

from Calais: 666 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 513 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chazelles, Cronce, Desges, Ferrussac and Tailhac.

This page in French: Visiter Pinols

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